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Medical Missions 101





Medical Missions 101 is an online community dedicated to educating, encouraging and engaging those who share our passion for medical missions. As a community we are pursuing best evidence based practice in medical missions and global health; we invite you to join us. New educational content is added each week! If you find our content helpful, please share it!

Short-term Surgical Missions: How can we make them safe for patients?

Are we prepared to care for surgical patients in developing countries. Have we thought about the challenges of operating on malnourished children, the delayed healing process from poor nutrition, need for longer post operative admission because patients will often need to walk home, or be transported long distances across challenging terrain etc.

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Community Assessment

In designing and planning global health initiatives, figuring out who the stakeholders are is a critical first step. Each community has leaders and influencers, and those involved in healthcare are critical for this kind of project. Partnership begins with identifying stakeholders and assessing their needs.

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Something is Better Than Nothing; Right?

I believe patient safety is an achievable goal in medical missions, even in short-term work. But how?

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WWJD:  What if Jesus went on hospital rounds with me?  

New on Medical Missions 101: I know there are no simple answers for giving good care in mission hospitals or for being a good medical missionary, especially in settings that do clinical education. I also know that these environments can be extremely challenging and frustrating for professionals trained in the West. Finding people who are modeling best practices as “medical missionaries” and learning from them as a new missionary is crucial.

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6 Lifesaving Interventions for Children in a Low-income Countries

Saving the lives of children is one of the greatest joys of medical mission work. What if you could save the lives of not a few but of many children? This blog shares six very basic interventions that can help you achieve that aim.

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Understanding the One Purpose

I have been a student of medical missions for the last two decades, and I have become increasingly convinced this statement is a foundational truth upon which all short-term missions should be built.

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Media Resources

CHCS Missionary Interviews

Are you feeling called to serve as a long-term medical missionary?

Here is an opportunity to learn from CHSC missionaries serving long-term around the world.

In these interviews missionaries share advice for new missionaries, as well as some of the great blessings and challenges of serving as medical missionaries.

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August 13 - August 18

CHSC Orientation August 2018

Considering serving with CHSC? This is where you start...

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August 20 - August 25

Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers 1

For all learners - prepare for wholistic, transformational community health and development.

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January 7 - January 12, 2019

CHSC Orientation January 2019

Considering serving with CHSC? This is where you start...

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An Evidence Based Guide for Best Practices in Global Health Initiatives

When Healthcare Hurts is the first book to look seriously at the challenges of patient safety and developmental safety in global health missions, and it defines evidence based guidelines through which these issues can be addressed.