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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!

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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Hydroxychloroquine for COVID19 in resource poor regions

The research does not suggest it is time to abandon chloroquine as a viable therapy for COVID-19, especially in developing countries. It may also be a viable option for prophylaxis to prevent infections of healthcare workers.

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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



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.


November 1 - November 1, 2021

Teaching Healthcare in a Global Setting

Healthcare educators - enhance your international service.

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November 9 - November 12

Disaster & Refugee Response: Global Principles & Practice

Offered as GMHC Pre-conference. Learn how to response with life-saving and dignity-upholding measures.

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November 12 - November 14

GMHC, Louisville, KY

Join us this year online for the Global Missions Health Conference. The Conference has gone…

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December 9 - December 16

Medical Missionary Debriefing Retreat

For healthcare professional missionaries this has been an incredibly challenging year. Join us at Shalom…

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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.

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