World Medical Mission Strengthens Christian Hospitals Across the Globe

May 15, 2018 • Zambia

This video highlights Samaritan's Purse work through World Medical Mission and focuses on a recent trip to mission hospitals in Zambia.

Samaritan’s Purse staff recently visited mission hospitals in Zambia and saw the important work of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse.

Cissie Graham Lynch met with new mothers and pregnant women who, because of our donation of a fetal monitor, were able to hear their baby’s heartbeat for the first time.

Cissie Graham Lynch visited newborns and their mothers at mission hospitals in Zambia.

Cissie Graham Lynch visited newborns and their mothers at mission hospitals in Zambia.

“It is so important that we keep these hospitals alive because they provide so much for a family, especially for women and children,” Lynch said.

Each year, World Medical Mission sends hundreds of Christian medical personnel to overseas mission hospitals on a short-term basis. In 2017 alone, we sent 878 such volunteers to support 61 medical facilities in 37 countries.

Also, last year, Samaritan’s Purse shipped 169 tons of equipment and supplies to 32 hospitals, most in very remote areas. Our biomedical technicians installed, repaired, and maintained equipment in a number of overseas locations as well.

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World Medical Mission has also sent more than 150 doctors and dentists to Christian hospitals across the world through the Post-Residency Program, which was started in 2004 to raise up a new generation of medical missionaries. These physicians serve for two years and share God’s love with the sick and injured who are in their care.

“These mission hospitals would be closed 10 or 15 years from now if it weren’t for these young doctors who are giving their lives to the Lord in full-time service,” said Dr. Richard Furman, who, 40 years ago, co-founded World Medical Mission with his brother Lowell. “Many of the hospitals we are supplying with post-residents are now blossoming.”

“Many of the hospitals we are supplying with post-residents are now blossoming.”

Dr. Furman traveled with Cissie Graham Lynch and Dr. Lance Plyler, director of World Medical Mission, in Zambia.

“Samaritan’s Purse goes to the ends of the earth to meet the needs of people who are poor and have advanced disease and who would not have help otherwise,” Dr. Plyler said.

Please pray for our medical volunteers and post-residents as they serve and treat patients in Jesus’ Name at mission hospitals. Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel and offer the spiritual healing that only comes from the Great Physician.

Cissie Graham Lynch (left), Dr. Lance Plyler, and Dr. Richard Furman talk with at Chitokoloki Hospital in Zambia.

From left to right: Cissie Graham Lynch, Dr. Lance Plyler, and Dr. Richard Furman talk with Dr. Paul Myers at Chitokoloki Hospital in Zambia. Dr. Myers, a general surgeon, has served with World Medical Mission on a number of occasions.

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World Medical Mission World Medical Mission was established in 1977 to assist general surgeons who wanted to volunteer for short-term mission trips. Today, hundreds of volunteer Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel work in mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We also staff a biomedical department and warehouse that provides critically needed equipment and supplies to these medical facilities.

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