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All My Patients Die

By medsenddev | March 1, 2016 |

“One hundred percent of my patients will die! And so will yours!” How’s that for a motivational speech to a room full of medical and nursing students? New medical students are the best. They’ve successfully maneuvered through intense testing and intimidating medical school applications. There’s a special white coat ceremony that sets them apart in this elite world of clinical healthcare providers, and they arrive ready to conquer the world of death and disease! Unfortunately, their stats are terrible!

Heart of the Matter

By medsendceo | February 9, 2016 |

As an amazing benefit of working for MedSend for the last eight years, I have an increasing ability to perceive the world with new eyes – and even a new heart. One reason is that I know more about issues that affect cross-cultural healthcare workers, Christians and people in need around the world. These Christ-followers have put their faith to the test, foregoing comfortable lifestyles to serve in difficult, and often dangerous, circumstances. I have learned from what they have to say and my own faith has been challenged and deepened.

MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

By medsenddev | February 8, 2016 | Comments Off on MedSend Co-Founder is with the Lord

Dan Fountain, MD April 22, 1930 – February 12, 2013 “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”John 11:25-26 With heavy hearts we report the death of MedSend co-founder Daniel…

Joint MedSend-CMDA meeting

By medsenddev | February 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Joint MedSend-CMDA meeting

Turnout is impressive for joint MedSend-CMDA event 2015 Summit participants tackle tough issues  In a rapidly changing global landscape how do Christian healthcare missions stay relevant? This was among the challenges addressed at the 2015 Medical Mission Summit, the second of the annual meetings that MedSend has co-sponsored with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations…

Latest Updates

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Latest Updates

What’s new in Christian global healthcare at MedSend – and around the world

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Health Missions Survey Released

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Health Missions Survey Released

We are pleased to present highlights from the Global Health Workers Needs Assessment Survey Report. Full-length copies of the report may be requested by filling out the form below. That Healthcare Missionaries Might Flourish: Global Healthcare Workers Needs Assessment Report Highlights Background: Under MedSend’s leadership, a working group of healthcare missions experts was brought together…

Missionary Boot Camp

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Missionary Boot Camp

Audio available online  “Missionary Boot Camp” helps healthcare missionaries prepare  “If God has called you to be a healthcare missionary, you’ll experience one of the most satisfying – and challenging – careers in the world,” says MedSend president Rick Allen. “You’ll be a warrior for God in what may often be difficult circumstances and like…

Summit 2015 Tackles Tough Issues

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Summit 2015 Tackles Tough Issues

Turnout is impressive for joint MedSend-CMDA event 2015 Summit participants tackle tough issues  In a rapidly changing global landscape how do Christian healthcare missions stay relevant? This was among the challenges addressed at the 2015 Medical Mission Summit, the second of the annual meetings that MedSend has co-sponsored with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations…

Lessons From A Tetanus Survivor

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Lessons From A Tetanus Survivor

– Excerpted from a blog by MedSend occupational therapist Deborah Berruti, who serves at a mission hospital in Niger When I went to see S.* for our first session on Monday morning, she told me that she didn’t like me and I should just leave her to die.  S. had concluded that healing was not…

From Slums to Surgical Suite

By medsenddev | February 4, 2016 | Comments Off on From Slums to Surgical Suite

Dr. Ian Orwa is no stranger to poverty. He grew up in the slums of Nairobi, the only child of a single mother. While his mother worked, he was sent to live with an aunt who had polio. “I was around 13 when I lost my aunt, who was my guardian, to a preventable disease,…

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Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 28, 2022 /

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child…    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. It’s one of the poorest countries in the world,” grant recipient Dr. Eli Horn begins. Dr. Horn trains…

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We’re Thankful for YOU

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 24, 2022 /

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, through your generosity, our estimates show MedSend has provided more than 4 million people in 95 of the world’s least developed…

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Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 23, 2022 /

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to address the challenges healthcare missionaries are facing. Over the last decade MedSend has observed increasing numbers of healthcare missionaries returning…

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#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 22, 2022 /

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around the world. This #GivingTuesday you can help bring Hope Through Healthcare Missions.  Your donation will help save the lives of…

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MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 21, 2022 /

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training to learn from physicians visiting from the United States. She shared that she has learned “the essence of dedication and…

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Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 18, 2022 /

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not too many. About ten more of these, and then I’m done.  But then I hear it. A faint knocking at…

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Meet National Scholar Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah

By Kelly@medsend.org / November 16, 2022 /

Dr. Emmanuel Ikwutah, a MedSend National Scholar from Nigeria, witnessed the devastation of those who could not access surgical care because of the shortage of available surgeons and the distance required to travel once a surgeon was found. Nigeria has the largest population in Africa with over 219 million people. The World Health Organization would…

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Perfect Picture of Coming Full Circle: National Scholars in Leadership

By Gabrielle Coor / November 8, 2022 /

“My graduates and our students that we’re investing in might become our supervisors, but we all just believe that this is what makes God smile and [He] is applauding the work that’s going on in Kenya.” —Dr. Stephanie Onguka Dr. Faith Lelei, a MedSend National Scholar from Kenya who trained under grant recipient Dr. Stephanie…

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Meet Kacie Forrest

By Gabrielle Coor / October 24, 2022 /

Kacie Forrest is a MedSend supported NICU Nurse, serving in rural Uganda at Bundibugyo General Hospital: “My family and I live in Bundibugyo, Uganda. I work at the local government hospital, Bundibugyo General Hospital. A fairly new NICU was built there in the last 5 years and that is where I work now. I see…

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Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman

By Gabrielle Coor / October 21, 2022 /

Catching up with Dr. Wendy Hofman in Gabon, Africa: When we last heard from Dr. Wendy Hofman, she had just performed eye saving surgery on Mama Mélodie, a 43-year-old local woman who could not afford the surgery needed to reverse her total blindness stemming from cataracts in both eyes. Dr. Hofman continues to make an…

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Featured Stories of Hope

Help Save the Life of a Child by Donating to MedSend this #GivingTuesday

A pregnant woman came into the emergency room. Her baby wasn’t moving, and she was afraid something was wrong with her unborn child...    The Need Is Great “Burundi is one of the poorest countries ...
Read More

We’re Thankful for YOU

This Thanksgiving we are praising God and thanking Him for each of YOU who have joined us in our mission to save lives and ENGAGE the world with God’s love. Over the past 30 years, ...
Read More

Choosing Between Moral Injury and Burnout: MedSend Launches a Response to Healthcare Missionary Crisis

Identifying The Cause Recently, MedSend sponsored The Healthcare Member Care Leadership Summit where we invited the leaders of the member care departments of our largest healthcare mission sending agency partners to discuss innovative ways to ...
Read More

#GivingTuesday Matching Challenge

One of the most exciting times of the year is one week away!  #GivingTuesday was founded with the sole purpose of simply encouraging people to do good. It’s a global movement that unleashes radical generosity around ...
Read More

MedSend National Scholar Dr. Loraine Ekisa Saves a Life

Dr. Loraine Ekisa is a family physician and National Scholar at AIC Litein Mission Hospital in Kenya. Recently we spoke with Dr. Ekisa, and she told us how important it has been for her training ...
Read More

Balancing on the Tip of a Spear

Guest written by Kacie Forrest, RN, MedSend Grant Recipient    I dip my hands into the warm soapy water and fish around for the last of the silverware. The pieces clank against one another. Not ...
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