Dr. Alliance Niyukuri, a 2018 MedSend National Scholar graduate, was recently featured in Christianity Today‘s January 6, 2020 issue profiling the changing face of African Medicine. Dr. Niyukuri, a Burundian who completed surgery residency in Gabon, was one of the first residents sponsored by the National Scholar Program. In 2018, Dr. Niyunkuri joined the staff…Read More
MedSend Announces Major Pledge from Foundation The Stead Family Foundation provides significant gift to healthcare missions support organization DECEMBER 23, 2019– FORT MILL, SC – MedSend, a global healthcare missions organization, today announced a transformational pledge of $2.4 million to be distributed over the next three years. The investment will help ensure that affordable and…Read More
by John Cropsey, MedSend grant recipient and Serge ophthalmologist A couple weeks back I received a call from a long-time missionary in Burundi, Barb Vibbert. She told me about a man named Matthieu who was somewhere in the range of 102 – 104 years old. He was a longtime friend of their family and they…Read More
by Dr. Eric McLaughlin, Serge family medicine physician and MedSend grant recipient (republished from the blog at serge.org) One of the great things about the church calendar is the annual reminder of things that we need reminding of. The current pre-Christmas season of Advent reminds us of many things, but particularly for me, it is…Read More
“In this society, a woman’s entire value is wrapped up in her ability to bear children. If she doesn’t have kids it is grounds for divorce legally and so a lot of women are very desperate when they come to me.” Dr. Rachel McLaughlin, a Serge missionary and MedSend grant recipient, serves as an obstetrician-gynecologist…Read More
by Pauline Kilroy*, MedSend grant recipient As a child, I took God’s commission for all to go and make disciples of all nations literally and as a command for me to physically go. (Matthew 28:19-20) As a nurse studying the life of Jesus and how He served has been inspirational to me. Jesus preached, but…Read More
by Dr. Andrea Parker, MedSend Surgeon serving in Kenya Working as a surgeon at Tenwek is difficult. Our patients often wait to seek treatment until the illness or disease has been going on for some time or until symptoms become unbearable. The advanced state of disease makes it less likely we can do much to…Read More
By Carson Abrams*, MedSend grant recipient serving in North Africa John* has been coming to therapy for years. He has severe cerebral palsy and requires assistance for every component of living – he is unable to sit up on his own, feed himself, or turn himself over in bed. He will always require care from…Read More
Have you ever wondered about the origins of modern medical missions? It began with Peter Parker, an American physician, in 1834. Parker was the first modern-day full-time medical missionary to China and was one of the very few foreigners to get invited inland. Foreigners were not allowed to mingle with Chinese people. In 1835 Parker…Read More
By Will Copeland, MedSend Neurosurgeon serving in Kenya “Why?” That’s the most common question we’ve been asked during our time back stateside these last few months. Not “What have you been doing?” but “Why did you do it? Why did you just spend two years after residency in Kenya? And why are you going back?” “Who am I that I…Read More
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