"Our approach in medical missions is premised on strengthening the church in the developing countries so they can help their neighbors...we mobilize churches in the US to equip the local churches with medical networks, skills, and resources for holistic ministry; both through the Gospel of Jesus and compassionate actions of our partners." 


-E Andrew Mayo, CEO, Medical Benevolence Foundation/

The Center for Global Nursing Development

where DO

we HEAL?

NORTH

AMERICA:

Haiti

HAITI

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of $870 in 2018 and a Human Development Index ranking of 163 out of 188 countries in 2016. Based on the most recent household survey (2012), over 6 million Haitians live below the poverty line with less than US$2.41 per day, and more than 2.5 million fall below the extreme poverty line (US$1.23 per day). Haiti is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters, mainly hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. More than 93% of the country and more than 96% of the population are exposed to these natural disasters.



AFRICA: 

KENYA


Kenya

Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa. With a population of more than 44 million, and despite the steady growth of the economy, more than half of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Tropical diseases, especially malaria and tuberculosis, have long been a public health problem in Kenya. HIV/AIDS, as in many other countries in the region, is a serious problem, contributing to poverty and a growing demand for healthcare – hospitals, clinics and healthcare workers.


AFRICA: 

DR CONGO



Democratic Republic of the Congo

It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, it is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous French-speaking country. Full of immense economic resources, it has been at the center of what some observers call “Africa’s world war”. This has left it in the grip of a humanitarian crisis. The five-year conflict pitted government forces, supported by Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda.




AFRICA:

MALAWI


MALAWI

Malawi is located in south, central Africa. It is one of the world’s poorest countries, ranking 170th out of 186 countries on the Human Development Index. As in most impoverished countries, the healthcare needs of women and children often go untreated resulting in unnecessary mortality rates. According to UNICEF, the mortality rate in Malawi for children under the age of 5 is 83:1000. For infants under the age of 1 this increases to 131:1000 and, for women during childbirth, the mortality rate is 510:100,000 as compared to 24:100,000 in the United States.