“I was finishing three-and-a-half months working in a mission hospital in far western Zambia, right on the border of Angola, when one of the local physicians told me an incredible fact. He said I had been the only qualified surgeon in an area the size of Louisiana in my time there. I was astounded. A few weeks later, I landed in my hometown of Houston, Texas. Houston is home to the largest medical center in the world. There are 2500 physicians in one zip code in Houston.” Click here to read more in Church Growth Magazine about how Mobilizing Medical Missions began several years ago and the inspiration behind the conference.
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During this year’s pre-conference, you will have a unique opportunity to hear from the perspective of an African surgeon receiving missionaries and an American physician who serves on short-term medical mission trips. Dr. Jacques Ebhele, Head of Surgical Department at Daeyang Luke Hospital, Malawi, and Dr. Allan Sawyer, OB/GYN, who for the past 16 years has served at various mission hospitals around the world, will share their perspectives in this exclusive three hour session.
Children in Africa suffer a significant burden of health conditions — particularly congenital deformities and wound-related conditions — that could be bettered by surgery, but most of these needs are going unmet, according to a study co-led by Emily Smith, PhD and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The need is especially pronounced in rural areas of Somaliland, a country in the Horn of Africa with a population of more than 3.5 million residents, most of whom live more than two hours from a surgeon and as far away as 24 hours. Read about Dr. smith’s research and conclusions in this article.
M32020 is pleased to welcome Emily Smith, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University and adjunct assistant professor at Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University as a conference speaker. Her research interests include global surgery and the strengthening of health systems in low-income countries. Her research takes place in Uganda, Nigeria, Somaliland, and Latin America.
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The demands in the life of a healthcare missionary are such that fitting in evangelism discipleship or even prayer with staff, patients and their families may seem nearly impossible. This session will focus on practical ways to integrate faith and spiritual ministry into the daily life of a healthcare missionary when serving cross-culturally. Listen to this audio recording from M32019 where Dr. Mike Chupp shared this helpful and timely breakout session.
M3 is pleased to welcome back Mike Chupp, MD to be a plenary speaker at the 2020 Conference. Dr. Chupp and his family completed 20 years of service as career missionaries with World Gospel Mission, serving at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya. He now serves as CMDA’s new Chief Executive Officer. Christian Medical & Dental Associations motivates, educates and equips Christian healthcare professionals to glorify God by:
Serving with professional excellence as witnesses of Christ’s love and compassion to all peoples, and;
Advancing biblical principles of healthcare within the Church and to our culture.