The process of developing a viable medical mission varies with the needs of the area, volunteer recruitment, and economic sustainability. Below we provide a synopsis on various opportunities we are pursuing.
Kenya: Located in central Kenya. Kitale District Hospital is the primary hospital in the area. The hospital sees approximately 800 patients per day. In 2014, we were invited to Kitale by Mr. Barasa. The orphanages he presides over are full of children in dire need of medical and dental care.
West Africa: We have written several posts on the devastation caused by the Ebola plague. The International Community had galvanized resources to decrease the spread of Ebola. However, West Africa is still in need of help.
Nepal: There are numerous areas in Nepal that have a tremendous need for additional health care services. We are currently evaluating Nepal for a medical mission in the near future.
Uganda: Lira was the city for our first medical mission. The children of Lira town are never far from thought. We would welcome the opportunity to return to Lira Regional Referral Hospital and continue to provide dental and medical care. Gulu District Hospital, also in the Northern Uganda, may benefit from the arrival of a team of medical providers.
Malawi: is one of the poorest countries in the world. Within the last decade, it has received additional international attention due to an adoption by Madonna. While her organization has provided significant resources to Malawi, the suffering continues. In 2014, we were introduced to Nyota Koto District Hospital and Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH). Last year KCH received its first laparoscopy device. This medical system will decrease the length of hospital stay, pain, and acquired infections. We look forward to working with the Malawi Embassy in Washington, DC.
Haiti: The damage from the earthquake was extensive and deadly. If you land in Haiti today, the effects are still vivid. While the international community has pitched in there is still more work to be done. We are currently accessing their need for the medical services we provide.