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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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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Eli Horn: MedSend Removes Barriers, Offers Hope and Invests in the Future

By Hilary Sutton / June 23, 2022 /

Dr. Eli Horn is a MedSend supported family medicine physician serving at Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. Listen as Eli shares how supporting MedSend helps missionary doctors go to the field sooner and stay longer, bringing hope to the most vulnerable around the world.  Transcript available below the video.   “My name is Eli Horn, I’m…

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Baby Warrior’s Story, Part Two

By rebecca@medsend.org / June 22, 2022 /

Dr. Blumhofer, a pediatrician and foster parent serving at Loma de Luz Hospital in Honduras, shared an update with us on Baby Warrior’s reintegration to his family. At the end of February, Baby Warrior had reintegrated to his family. Throughout this process, Dr. Blumhofer stayed in touch with Warrior’s family to help provide care and…

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MedSend Sends Additional Surgeons to CURE Hospitals

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 23, 2022 /

One of the greatest challenges facing the 400 million children in Africa is a critical shortage of trained medical professionals. The lack of access to care forces parents to delay medical care and/or seek dangerous medical alternatives to their children’s ailments. Increasing the medical capacity at every level of the medical community is essential if…

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Dr. Hodge Serves a Displaced Ukrainian Woman

By Hilary Sutton / May 20, 2022 /

This is the second article in a series that is an update from Ukraine. Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. She was recently asked to serve short-term in Ukraine. This is one powerful story told first person from her experience serving in Ukraine.  “Near the end of a…

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Update from MedSend Grant Recipient Catherine Hodge: From Malawi to Ukraine

By Hilary Sutton / May 12, 2022 /

Dr. Catherine Hodge is a MedSend supported medical missionary serving in Malawai, Africa. Up until three and a half weeks ago, Dr. Catherine Hodge had no thoughts of going to Ukraine. Unlike other disaster relief trips which attend to events like hurricane or earthquakes, Ukraine was and is an active war site. But everything changed…

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Baby Warrior’s Story

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 11, 2022 /

Imagine being pregnant with not your second, third, or fourth child, but your tenth. Imagine going into pre-term labor and living nowhere near a hospital that can provide adequate emergency obstetrics care. You are referred to a hospital ten hours away. You finally arrive. An emergency c-section is required. You hemorrhage badly, barely surviving. Your…

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Medical Missions Podcast: The Need for Healthcare Professionals in Global Missions

By rebecca@medsend.org / May 11, 2022 /

In this episode of the Global Missions Podcast, Rev. Doug Christgau, our Global Healthcare Missions Ambassador, speaks to the need for healthcare professionals around the world. This interview includes discussion on some of the obstacles for those wishing to participate in medical missions, stories of God at work through medical mission, and next steps for…

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MedSend to the World: Michelle Kiprop on Going Sooner and Staying Longer

By Hilary Sutton / March 3, 2022 /

Michelle Kiprop is a Family Nurse Practitioner serving in Kenya. Hear firsthand how support from MedSend has made it possible for her to go to the mission field sooner and has helped make her work sustainable for the long-term. Transcript available below the video.   “I’m serving with Hope Matters International and we are located…

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2021 MedSend Live Annual Report and 2022 Ministry Update

By Hilary Sutton / February 17, 2022 /

In early February, MedSend CEO Rick Allen sat down to talk with the MedSend community about what happened in the ministry over the last year and where God is moving in 2022. You can find the downloadable annual report here. If you missed the fireside chat with Rick, catch up on it by viewing the…

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How Your Generosity is Helping the Blind to See in Gabon, Africa

By Hilary Sutton / February 2, 2022 /

Dr. Wendy Hofman, a missionary ophthalmologist, and her husband Eric have been serving at Bongolo Hospital since 2009. The eye ministry there serves the people of Gabon and, through their ophthalmology residency program, trains African doctors that can be part of the solution for the future of eye care in Africa.   The eye care need…

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Get Involved by Giving Now

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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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