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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 content is added each week! If you find our content helpful, please share it!

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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The Church and Global Access to Health Care

Christian Mission hospitals and health programs account for about 50% of all healthcare delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa (Olivier, et al., 2015). That figure is probably closer to 70% of the truly functional healthcare services delivered.  Sadly however, many of these facilities have closed, those that remain are fighting for survival.

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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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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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Medical Missions TV

Do you share our passion for medical missions?

Then Check Out Our New YouTube Channel

medicalmissions.tv

This channel was created to tell the story of medical missions, health programs, mission hospitals, and the missionaries who serve in them.  Each week we will upload new episodes from the field and from here at home as we interview mission leaders facilitating health programs and medical missions around the world.

TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

June 17 - June 22

Global Health and Tropical Medicine Overview

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

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June 22 - June 22

Suture Workshop

Healthcare professionals and students - learn the basics of simple skin suturing in resource-limited settings.

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July 10 - July 13

Disaster and Refugee Response: Global Principles and Practice

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

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August 26 - August 30

Community Health Evangelism Training of Trainers 1

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

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MM101 Gathering ONLINE access

CHSC is very pleased to offer ONLINE access to the teaching sessions from our Medical Missions 101 Gathering.

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VISIT CHSC AT THESE UPCOMING CONFERENCES

February 22 - February 23

Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3), Houston, TX

CHSC Exhibit Booth; CHSC Speakers Laura Smelter, Andrew Geers, Alisa Geers

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April 5 - April 6

INMED Humanitarian Health Conference, Kansas City, MO

CHSC Exhibit Booth; CHSC Speaker Greg Seager

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April 30 - May 2

IWMC, Lenexa, KS

CHSC Exhibit Booth

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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.

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