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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!

Asking the Right Questions Part 2: Questions medical missionary candidates should ask before selecting a place to serve

Experience has shown me that asking the wrong questions can lead to unnecessary failure on the mission field but what are the right questions? This set of questions deals with matching with a health facility or program as a medical missionary. 

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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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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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June 22 - June 22

Ultrasound Workshop

Healthcare professionals and students - enhance your diagnostic skill set with ultrasound.

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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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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

April 30 - May 2

IWMC, Lenexa, KS

CHSC Exhibit Booth

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May 17 - May 18

TMA TexMed, Dallas, TX

CHSC Exhibit Booth

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November 6 - November 9

GMHC, Louisville, KY

CHSC Exhibit Booth and Breakout Sessions

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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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