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Greg Seager

BIO

Greg Seager is the author of 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. Greg holds a Masters in Nursing/ Healthcare Leadership and Management from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His graduate thesis project was on patient safety in global health and he serves as adjunct faculty in the nursing programs at Indiana Wesleyan University and King University. Greg is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for the Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC),the only mission organization that specializes in sending healthcare professionals as long-term missionaries. CHSC has a growing full-time staff in 14 countries around the world. Greg is part of the international working group on best practices in healthcare missions. He also serves as a founding board member for the Center for the Study of Health in Missions.


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Christian Social Values and the Church

In Luke 4:18 Jesus announces his full entry into his earthly ministry by reading from the book of Isaiah “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”.

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Asking Myself the Right Questions About Becoming a Medical Missionary

Success is never something the Lord demands. Perhaps Mother Theresa defined the Lords perspective best. She said, “God does not require we be successful, only that we be faithful”. This is clearly the definition of success on the mission field, being faithful to the Lord’s call, following him in obedience, around the corner or around the world.

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Why Do Medical Missionaries Leave the Field?

If medical missionaries are lumped in with church planters, bible college teachers and bible translators it is hard to see if they have different issues driving them to leave the field. You can read more about this in another recent post.

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Choosing Where to Serve as a Medical Missionary: Finding the Right Fit

I have seen countless medical missionaries fail from different organizations because they landed a place that’s not a good fit. They land at a mission station where all attempts to thrive individually and/or as a family fail. They then revert to survival mode where it becomes difficult to sustain the joy in life or the joy in serving. It may take only a few months or sometimes a full three year term, but serving in a place that is not a good fit will inevitably wear people down and bring them home.

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Childhood Malnutrition: Community-Based Care and Support – Part 2

Growing the Moringa Plant for Nutrition and Health There are a number of health initiatives that can help communities make permanent changes toward ending malnutrition. One such project centers on the moringa plant. Specifically, it provides seeds and training for people to cultivate moringa in communities with high levels of

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Childhood Malnutrition: Community-Based Care and Support – Part 1

There is no greater challenge to child survival in the developing world than malnutrition. Managing malnutrition is outside the realm of normal practice for healthcare professionals trained in western countries. As such, it needs to be something health professionals planning to work in the developing world context need to review regularly.  

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