Perry A. Jansen, MD, DTMH

Dr. Jansen is a Family Physician who served with SIM in Malawi, Africa for 16 years. His passion was working with the many communities devastated by the HIV/AIDS epidemic there.  During his time in Malawi, HIV treatment (ARVs) became available even to the poorest and he founded the Malawian non-profit hospital, Partners in Hope (PIH), to help build Malawi’s capacity to get this life-saving treatment throughout the country.  PIH now has over 1,000 staff members in 9 districts, caring for over 200,000 HIV patients.  Dr. Jansen’s passion is to build local health care capacity through the development of Christian healthcare leaders and institutions.  Bringing Christ’s love in word and deed.  He is now working with the US Christian non-profit, MedSend.  For 25 years MedSend has played a critical role in facilitating medical missions through supporting repayment of educational debt for medical missionaries serving internationally and domestically.  Dr. Jansen is leading the strategic efforts to build upon the success of medical missionaries to expand post-graduate training for physicians in their own countries to be healthcare leaders of the future.