Facing Darkness


When Ebola ravaged Liberia in 2014, Samaritan's Purse stepped up to provide care in the name of Jesus Christ. While battling the epidemic, a Samaritan's Purse doctor contracted the disease.

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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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Medical Ministries

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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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.

Medical Ministries

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.

Medical Ministries

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.

Medical Ministries

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.

Medical Ministries

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.