The pregnant woman arrived at the South Asian mission hospital bleeding heavily and in need of emergency medical care. Sadly, there was no female healthcare provider available and, due to cultural constraints, her husband would not let her be seen by a male doctor. “I remember watching her leave the hospital without the care she desperately needed, likely to go home and die,” recalls Gloria Lang*, RN. “It was at that moment that I felt a tremendous opportunity as a female to care for these vulnerable women.” –Read More
When Jesus spoke about the “least of these,” He could have been talking about a Central African toddler named Manga. Shortly after Manga was born, civil war ravaged her small town and her family fled for their lives to an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in another region. As one of the 50,000 IDPs in the camp, Manga had less access to international aid and healthcare than an international refugee. -Read More
Impossible dream becomes reality with MedSend Nationals grant-
“I was around 13 when I lost my aunt, who was my guardian, to a preventable disease, a pulmonary embolism,” Dr. Ian Orwa recalls. “I blamed myself and God and I moved away from Him. But with time, I gave my life to Christ. I wanted God to take charge in my life and give my life a purpose.”- Read More
They flee on foot with little more than the clothes on their backs. Entire families sleep in the open, without tents or mosquito nets, eating leaves to stay alive. Intense fighting between warring groups in Central Africa has caused over 100,000 refugees to take shelter in the camps surrounding the Christian healthcare clinic where MedSend PA Ruth Burks serves. The clinic, which provides curative and medical services for 20,000 patients per year, was founded to serve the local population. Now it is also providing desperately needed healthcare for refugees who suffer with malaria, malnutrition and other serious health problems. An increasing number of refugees are receiving spiritual care as well.
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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 possible and had lost her will to live. Her mother had also given up hope and was already beginning to grieve.- Read More