Health & Medical Ministries

Common ailments often go undetected in many developing countries and quickly become a matter of life or death. People who suffer major health issues such as heart defects or AIDS face the real threat of never receiving life-giving treatment. Samaritan’s Purse provides doctors, nurses, medical equipment, and other aid while administering hope through the healing power of the Great Physician.

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A Light Shines in South Sudan

Dr. Evan Atar and a highly dedicated medical team tend to the sick, injured, and dying every day at the Samaritan's Purse-run Maban County Hospital in South Sudan. Despite a punishing schedule and a caseload that's constantly growing, they serve with Christ's strength and in His Name.

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Pursuing a Higher Calling

The rewards far outweigh the challenges as two missionary families serve in Nepal through World Medical Mission’s Post-Residency Program.

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Always Ready

Our new mobile medical facilities enhance our ability to quickly respond to crisis at any scale, anywhere in the world. We are thankful for yet another tool to alleviate suffering and provide hope in Jesus' name.

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World Medical Mission: "Why I Do What I Do"

Meet. Dr. Erin Meier, a missionary doctor in Papua New Guinea who learned through Samaritan's Purse and World Medical Mission's post-residency program that God was calling her to be a long term missionary doctor. To find out more about the program, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/wmm.

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Healing Hearts in Kenya

Tenwek Hospital performs 50% of all cardiac surgeries in Kenya. Our World Medical Mission doctors are saving precious lives in a region with few options for advanced medical care.

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My Name is "Deformed"

Labeled "deformed," "ugly" or "useless" at birth, South Sudanese children born with a cleft lip are often seen as a bad omen. Samaritan's Purse brings patients from remote villages to receive life-changing cleft lip and palate surgeries. For them, a new smile means a new name and hope for the future.

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Prescription for Renewal: Answering the Call

World Medical Mission's Prescription for Renewal Conference gives doctors, physicians and dentists from diverse backgrounds a forum to connect, refresh and discover their calling to missions.

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Hannah's Legacy: A Medical Missionary Finds Strength in Sorrow

Meet Dr. Kelley, a doctor with World Medical Mission whose family has sacrificed more than many could imagine while serving the Lord through medicine in Africa. http://www.samaritan.org

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Beacon of Healing

Tribal war destroyed Nyankunde Hospital. More than 1,000 hospital staff and patients were brutally murdered. With the help of Samaritan's Purse World Medical Mission, this hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been fully restored and serves as a beacon of hope and healing in this region.

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Liberia vs. Ebola

A brief look back at the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia from our first response to recovery. Samaritan's Purse continues to work with communities to reduce the risk of another epidemic.

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Critical Medical Care for Survivors

Thousands have been injured in the Nepal Earthquake. Our medical team is working alongside local doctors to treat the wounded and minister to survivors who have suffered devastating loss.

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Healing the Heart of a Child

Meet Isabella, a four-year-old girl from Uganda who was in desperate need of a life-saving heart surgery not possible in her country. Watch how the Children's Heart Project brings her and her mother to Canada to provide the support and care they need in Jesus' name.

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Healing For Hewa - Official Trailer [HD]

Travel with a doctor from Arizona into the wilds of the Papua New Guinea jungle to bring medicine and the Gospel. This trailer for an upcoming 30-minute documentary from Samaritan's Purse gives you a glimpse into this adventure of a lifetime.

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[CNN NEWS] Dr. Kent Brantly Released from Ebola Isolation Ward

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan's Purse doctor who contracted Ebola while caring for patients in Liberia, was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta today after recovering from the deadly virus. "God saved my life-a direct answer to thousands and thousands of prayers." Dr. Brantly said. Watch now to see the rest of Dr. Brantly's statement.

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[Field] 4 Ways God is Answering Prayers in Liberia

As Ebola infections continue to flare up across Liberia, Samaritan's Purse is sending courageous teams of health and hygiene workers into anxious communities to teach people how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Taya, our Ebola Program Manager, shares four ways God is answering prayers amid the crisis.

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Cholera in Haiti: Samaritan's Purse Clinic

Doctors work with Samaritan's Purse to help people in need in Haiti.

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Responding to Cholera

Volunteer doctors and nurses life saving care to Haiti after the outbreak of Cholera.

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Kyle Jones of World Medical Mission

The Post Residency program of Samaritan's Purse brings medical and spiritual care to people in need around the world