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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!

Foundations for Best Practices in Global Health

I am often asked about what constitutes best practices in global health. The answer is actually pretty simple in theory but maybe not in practice. If you want to identify best practices in global health work, ask yourself two questions:

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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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So, What is This Thing Called IMCI?

When implemented, IMCI can and does reduce early childhood morbidity and mortality. It also improves growth and development among children under five years of age. IMCI is both preventive and curative and is implemented by families and communities as well as by health workers.

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Medical Missions 101 Gathering Dallas/ Ft Worth

Saturday May 19th 2018

Hope Center Plano Texas

Join us for our Dallas/ Ft Worth medical missions gathering. Together we will study best practices in medical missions and global health, assess strategies for effectiveness, and hear from speakers working full-time in medical missions.

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10 Questions for Every Medical Mission

Have you ever returned from a medical mission and wondered, “What could we have been done better?” No matter how professional a program is, there will always be room for improvement.

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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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So, What is This Thing Called IMCI?

When implemented, IMCI can and does reduce early childhood morbidity and mortality. It also improves growth and development among children under five years of age. IMCI is both preventive and curative and is implemented by families and communities as well as by health workers.

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Media Resources

TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

January 16 - January 20, 2018

Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers 1

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

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June 25 - June 30, 2018

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview

For healthcare professionals and students - gain knowledge and skills for global health service.

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July 26 - July 31, 2018

Introduction to Disaster and Refugee Response: Sphere International Standards

For all learners - respond with life-saving and dignity-upholding measures.

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August 20 - August 24, 2018

Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers 1

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

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WHEN HEALTHCARE HURTS

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.