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.


New Hospital Building Dedicated in Bangladesh

Samaritan’s Purse leaders joined the staff of Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh to dedicate a brand-new building on Feb. 28. The facility was funded in part by Samaritan’s Purse and will significantly increase the capacity of the hospital to meet physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ Name.

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Restoring Sight in South Sudan

Over 200 people in South Sudan praise God for restoring their sight through cataract surgeries performed by doctors working with Samaritan’s Purse.

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Prescription for Renewal 2019

Medical professionals from around the world attended the 2019 Prescription for Renewal Conference in Orlando to learn about medical mission opportunities with Samaritan's Purse.

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Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in the Bahamas

Samaritan's Purse is serving hurting people in the Bahamas through an Emergency Field Hospital and through the distribution of critical items, such as tarps, water purification filters, and generators-all in the Name of Jesus.

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Field Hospital to Serve Hurting Bahamas

Samaritan's Purse, at the request of the Bahamas Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, has set up an Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama, to serve patients on all the country's northern islands in the wake of Hurricane.

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Filling the Gap after Cyclone Idai

After Cyclone Idai severely damaged the local hospital in Buzi, Mozambique, Samaritan's Purse erected an Emergency Field Hospital in the area to fill the gap for medical care. Please pray for our staff as they treat patients and hold out the hope of the Gospel in Jesus' Name.

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Being the Hands and Feet of God

Samaritan’s Purse erected an Emergency Field Hospital in Buzi, Mozambique, in the wake of Cyclone Idai that destroyed 90 percent of the village. Please pray for those who are sick or injured, and for our medical staff as they seek to be the hands and feet of God to those who are hurting.

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The Will to Live Again

Cyclone Idai destroyed entire towns and villages in Mozambique. Samaritan's Purse quickly responded and has now set up an Emergency Field Hospital. We are also providing emergency shelter, blankets, solar lights, and clean water, giving the people there "the will to live again," as one man said.

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Second Airlift Arrives in Mozambique

Our Emergency Field Hospital has arrived in Mozambique. It will be set up in the coming days to provide medical care for those suffering after Cyclone Idai.

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Franklin Graham Visits Children's Heart Project in Mongolia

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham recently traveled to Mongolia to meet the families of children who have benefited from lifesaving surgery through Children's Heart Project.

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Franklin Graham in Mongolia for Children's Heart Project (Short)

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham recently traveled to Mongolia to meet the families of children who have benefited from lifesaving surgery through Children's Heart Project.

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Field Hospital Meets Needs in Ecuador

Samaritan's Purse has used its refurbished DC-8 cargo plane to transport an emergency field hospital to help the sick and injured in Ecuador. Dozens of staff are at work performing multiple operations daily to treat the hurting in Jesus' Name. Please pray for those affected by this disaster.

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On the Way to Ecuador

Samaritan's Purse Vice President Ken Isaacs gives an update on our work in Ecuador as he travels there aboard our DC-8. Samaritan's Purse is airlifting an emergency field hospital to help treat the suffering following the April 16 earthquake.

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Children's Heart Project: Healing Physical and Spiritual Hearts

Children with congenital heart defects may not live to see their next birthday if they do not receive help. Children's Heart Project brings many kids to North America from places where appropriate medical care is not available so they can receive life-saving heart surgery. In this video, see what God has done in the lives of some of these children.

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A Celebration of 1,000 Hearts

The Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan's Purse celebrated the milestone of providing heart surgery for 1,000 children since the program began 17 yearsago. This project continues to work in the hearts of children, families, and communities around the globe- physically and spiritually.

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Celebrating 1,000 Healed Hearts

Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches an amazing milestone of healing children's hearts, both physically and spiritually. Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches the milestone of helping the 1,000th child with a heart defect, and learn how you can help bring more to North America for life-saving surgery. The Children Heart Project recently brought the 1,000th child to North America to receive life-saving heart surgery. Join us in celebrating this amazing milestone and watch to see the history of this incredible program. "Healing 1,000 Hearts" Nomin was supposed to leave for Minnesota in a little more than a week for surgery to repair her heart defect. But now it looked like maybe that wouldn’t happen anymore. The little girl was sick. Her father had to get her to the hospital, a few miles away from their ger on the top of a hill, without a vehicle. He bundled both of them as tightly as possible in warm coats and carried Nomin out into the frigid Mongolian day. Tumurhkuu had to take his 4-year-old daughter down a long dirt road on the side of a mountain and through the city to reach the hospital. There was no other option. Click here to read the rest of Nomin's journey and how she became the 1,000 child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Children's Heart Project.

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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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Welcome to Children's Heart Project

Watch to learn about how the Children's Heart Project is providing life-saving heart surgeries to children in countries such services are not available. Learn more about this incredible program at

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Children's Heart - Garrett's Testimony

Meet Garrett, a boy in the United States who was blessed to have heart surgery as an infant. But he worries about those children like him who are in countries where those types of life-saving procedures are not available. Please help the Children's Heart Project continue to serve children with heart defects.

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Please Help Children Receive Heart Surgery

Watch to learn about the Children's Heart Project. Whether it's through prayers, donations or even volunteering to be a host home, your help is needed to bring children to the United States who are on a waiting list to receive life-saving heart surgery.

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Prescription For Renewal

Dr. McKenney in Loma de Luz Hospital in Hondurus

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Celebrating Mothers

Cissie Graham Lynch joins mothers from around the world in sharing their hopes and dreams for their children.

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Building Trust

Through our Ebola Treatment Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Samaritan's Purse medical staff is building trust with local communities by educating them about Ebola, screening and isolating those with symptoms before they can infect others, and then celebrating with the patients when they return healthy to their homes.

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Otgo's Story: A New Desire

Otgo, a boy in Mongolia, could do little physical activity due to a heart defect. After surgery, arranged by our Children’s Heart Project, he was able to run and play like other kids. Even more important, he heard the Gospel for the first time through our staff and received Christ. Now, his desire is to share Jesus in his village with those who don’t know God.

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Togtokhkhorol's Story: Looking to Serve Others

Togtokhkhorol, a 13-year-old girl in Mongolia, received lifesaving surgery through our Children’s Heart Project when she was a child. Now, she plans to become a doctor and help other kids with similar health issues, and share with them the Good News of the Gospel.

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Amaraa's Story: A Chance to Live Again

Amaraa, a young girl in Mongolia, was often angry, cried constantly, and experienced difficulty breathing as the result of a heart defect. Surgery, arranged by our Children’s Heart Project, gave her “a chance to live again,” she says, and discover how much God loves her.

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Munkhuu’s Story: Two Hearts Healed

Munkuu, an infant in Mongolia, wasn’t expected to live more than six months due to a heart defect. But Samaritan’s Purse arranged surgery through our Children’s Heart Project for her when she was 1 year old. Following her successful operation in Canada, Munkuu’s mother received Christ—as Munkuu did later in her life, too.

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Zolbayar's Story: Newfound Grace

Zolbayar often grew tired and felt hopeless growing up in Mongolia, due to a hole in his heart. Our Children’s Heart Project arranged for him to have surgery when he was 17. Now, he praises God for healing him physically and for the newfound grace in his heart through his relationship with Jesus Christ.

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In His Hands

Maryelis, a 9-year-old Venezuelan girl, asks for God to help her economically devastated country where food and money are scarce. She and her mother are among those we've treated at our free medical clinics over the border in Colombia.

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An Open Heart

Children’s Heart Project, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, arranged life-saving heart surgery in 2016 for Munkh-Ulzii, a young girl living in Mongolia. On the day of the operation in the Cayman Islands, our staff shared the Gospel with Munkh-Ulzii’s mother who invited Jesus Christ into her heart.

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Bat-Ulzii's Story: From Patient to Pastor

When Bat-Ulzii was 13 years old he learned he had a heart problem. Lifesaving surgery could not be performed in Mongolia, but through our Children's Heart Project he received the necessary operation in Texas—and came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, years later, he is a pastor serving a local congregation in Mongolia.

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Miigaa's Story: Hearts Healed, Lives Transformed

Through our Children's Heart Project, Miigaa, then a 14-year-old girl living in Mongolia, received life saving surgery and later accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. Now an adult, Miigaa is giving back and helping heal the hearts and lives of others as she studies to become a cardiologist.

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Caring for the Least of These

As a physician in the Samaritan's Purse Post-Residency Program, Dr. Jonny Shaw cared for patients at Kenya's Tenwek Hospital. The program is ideal for Christian doctors who are considering medical missions.

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Answering God's Call to Medical Missions

Through our World Medical Mission Post Residency program, physicians have an opportunity to join God's work around the world, caring for physical and spiritual needs in Jesus' Name.

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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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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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 Trailer

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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[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

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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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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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