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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Saving Lives in East Africa

Meet young surgeons who will be serving at the new cardiothoracic center at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. Samaritan's Purse is supporting the construction of this facility, which will provide lifesaving care and show the love of Christ to thousands of patients from across East Africa.

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Changing the Heart of Africa

With support from Samaritan's Purse, a new cardiothoracic unit at Kenya's Tenwek Hospital promises significant resources to the fight against heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa. As more patients arrive to be treated, they also will be presented the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Advancing the Gospel

Samaritan's Purse supports the work of chaplains at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. Their ministry is yielding much spiritual fruit as they faithfully point patients to Jesus Christ.

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Lifeline to Mission Hospitals Worldwide

World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, continues providing short-term volunteer doctors and Post-Residents, as well as much needed medical equipment, to mission hospitals worldwide.

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Undaunted by Diphtheria

Rohingya fathers (and mothers) want a brighter future for their children and are making the best of difficult conditions in a refugee camp. Watch the story of two fathers and their children, all touched by the work of the Samaritan's Purse Diphtheria Treatment Center.

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Tackling Diphtheria in Bangladesh

Samaritan's Purse is caring for Rohingya children and adults who've contracted diphtheria while living in a crowded refugee camp.

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Caring for Diphtheria Patients in Jesus' Name

Diphtheria, a potentially deadly infection, is spreading among the more than 800,000 Rohingya people crammed into a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Our Diphtheria Treatment Center is offering lifesaving medical care and Christian compassion to refugees who have nowhere else to go for treatment.

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Love Beyond Borders

Samaritan's Purse is providing emergency relief and medical care to Rohingya refugees who've fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh. As we meet physical needs, our teams are also sharing the healing love of Jesus Christ.

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A Lifetime of Ministry

Dr. Glen Barden is a 78-year-old orthopedic surgeon serving at the Emergency Field Hospital in Iraq. Dr. Barden and our medical teams are working hard in Jesus' Name to save lives and bring comfort to families who have been displaced in the battle for Mosul.

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Caring for the Rohingya in Jesus' Name

Franklin Graham saw firsthand the plight of several hundred thousand Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Samaritan's Purse is providing medical care and other relief to these desperate people.

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"These People Need Our Help"

Franklin Graham was recently in Bangladesh to see the work of Samaritan's Purse among Rohingya refugees. As diphtheria spreads, we are caring for hundreds of patients at our newly built treatment center.

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DC-8 Brings Relief for the Rohingya

Samaritan's Purse has airlifted tons of medical equipment and supplies for a partner hospital in Bangladesh that is treating Rohingya refugees.

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The Light Shines in the Darkness

Samaritan's Purse medical teams offered every patient expert care and Christian compassion at our Emergency Field Hospital outside Mosul, Iraq, from Jan.-Sept. 2017.

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Hospital Treats Rohingya Patients in Jesus' Name

Franklin Graham traveled to Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh to see the work of Samaritan's Purse among Rohingya refugees.

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The Weight of War

Samaritan's Purse is demonstrating God's love to families fleeing ISIS terror in the battle for Mosul.

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Franklin Graham in Iraq at Easter

Franklin Graham saw persecuted churches in Iraq and the work of our Emergency Field Hospital near Mosul. Churches in Iraq have faced severe persecution and attack at the hands of ISIS extremists.

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Persecuted, But Not Abandoned

Iraqis continue to suffer as ISIS fights from its last stronghold in western Mosul. Over Easter, Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and her husband, John Coale, visited a church burned by ISIS in Qaraqosh and encouraged our staff at the emergency field hospital where we continue to treat severe injuries from the fighting.

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Healing Iraq's Heartache

Samaritan's Purse has established an emergency field hospital in Iraq to treat trauma victims injured in the battle to oust ISIS from Mosul. Our Christian medical team has amazing opportunities to minister physically and spiritually to victims of war.

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Field Hospital Dedicated in Iraq

Franklin Graham was recently in Iraq to dedicate the Samaritan's Purse emergency field hospital where we are treating those severely injured in the conflict to oust ISIS from Mosul.

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Doctors From Around the World Serve with Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Samaritan's Purse realized the need for medical care during disasters. The emergency field hospital first deployed to Ecuador after the earthquake in April 2016.

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A Gospel Light in Liberia

The newly reconstructed ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, is a testimony to God's faithfulness and stands as a beacon of hope for the nation as it struggles to rise after the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham and the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, among other dignitaries, were there recently to dedicate the new facilities to God's glory.

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Serving Mission Hospitals Worldwide

World Medical Mission physicians offer their time and talents to deliver life-saving healthcare in Jesus' Name.

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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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Labeled at Birth

South Sudanese children born with a cleft lip are often seen as a bad omen and named Machiek, meaning "deformed." For them, cleft lip and palate surgery is more than a new smile, it is a new name and hope for the future.

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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

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Helping in Jesus Name with Lance Plyler

Lance Plyler brings life-saving medical and spiritual care to the sick and wounded worldwide.

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CJ's Ride to the Coast

Watch as an 8-year-old boy uses his talent for cycling to raise money for four children to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Children's Hearth Project and Samaritan's Purse. You can help him meet his goal by visiting http://www.firstgiving.com

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Yida Camp - Picking Up The Pieces

Thousands of Sudanese refugees have poured across the border into South Sudan, running from deadly violence. Samaritan's Purse is there, providing food, water, medical help, and much more to those in desperate circumstances.

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Lifeline of Healing in South Sudan

Meet Evan Atar, a doctor who has dedicated his life to caring for the sick and injured in South Sudan. He works at Bounj Hospital, a facility supported by Samaritan's Purse that's overflowing with patients.

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A Life Dedicated to Healing

Meet Dr. Jon Bishop. This World Medical Mission doctor has been dedicated to helping people heal in other countries for as long as he can remember. Now he's helping other doctors in Nepal

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Beyond the Church Bells: Dr. Stephen Kelley's Story

Meet Dr. Stephen Kelley, a man who continually serves for World Medical Missions because of the calling God has put on his heart. Watch to learn more about his eternal perspective.

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Daring to Dream

Meet Dr. Jessica Westerholm. Since the 8th grade, she has dreamed about being a missionary doctor who saves lives-- both physically and spiritually. Watch as she begins her journey with World Medical Mission's Post-Residency Program in Nepal.

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An Enduring Love

Kapsowar Hospital is a true medical and spiritual lifeline for thousands living in western Kenya. World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, has supported this mission hospital for many years by providing volunteers and equipment.

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Not Abandoned By God: Cleft Lip Repair in South Sudan

In South Sudan, a cleft lip can mean isolation or rejection from the community. Watch how Samaritan's Purse shows people they are not abandoned by God by flying patients to surgeons who were able to repair their cleft lips.

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Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan Part 1

Children's Heart treats children in Kurdistan by administering life saving surgery in this 5 part series.

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Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan Part 2

Children's Heart treats children in Kurdistan by administering life saving surgery in this 5 part series.

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Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan Part 3

Children's Heart treats children in Kurdistan by administering life saving surgery in this 5 part series.

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Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan Part 4

Children's Heart treats children in Kurdistan by administering life saving surgery in this 5 part series.

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Children's Heart Project in Kurdistan Part 5

Children's Heart treats children in Kurdistan by administering life saving surgery in this 5 part series.

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[CSPAN] Samaritan's Purse VP Testifies before House Subcommittee on Ebola

Ken Isaacs, Samaritan's Purse Vice President of Programs and Government Relations, gives testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee concerning Ebola in West Africa.

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Post-Residency Program Overview

Looking to fill the gap between residency and your medical career? Feel called to use your medical talents for the glory of God? Consider the World Medical Mission Post-Residency Program. It's more than an way for you to give back to the world and help expand the kingdom of Christ. It's an amazing opportunity for you to expand your medical skills in ways you wouldn't be able to in the United States.

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Salt and Light

A Post-Resident physician learns what it means to be both "salt & light" in a difficult part of the world.

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The Greatest Commandment

In obedience Christ's greatest commandment, a physician from Alabama volunteers two weeks a year at a hospital in Togo, West Africa.

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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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