In this Breakout session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Dr. Martin Nkundeki from Wentz Medical Center in Gaba, Kampala, Uganda, shares lessons learned about missions, the local church, the community and hospital sustainability. This one medical center raises up to 90% of its funds from local services. Additionally, the medical center has supported the establishment of four other rural health units using medical camps, church engagement, village health teams and measured levels of care to keep healthcare as a sustainable instrument of Christian medical witness.
Martin Nkundeki, MBChB, MBA, is the Medical Director at Wentz Medical Center in Uganda, an outreach of Africa Renewal Ministries. Click here to learn more about the programs and projects of Wentz Medical Center.
What do you do when the nearest surgeon is HOURS away? In this breakout session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Kristin Long, MD, will discuss the disparities in surgical availability in Sub-Saharan Africa, including an assessment of the feasibility and effectiveness of KenyaRelief.org’s ambulatory surgery center as a model for building capacity.
Additionally, Dr. Long will examine some of the clinical and ethical challenges of providing highly complex surgical interventions in this setting and discuss how forming sustainable community partnerships are essential to long-term success in the mission field. Lastly, Dr. Long will review the unexpected, never-boring challenges that come with venturing out on a “surgical safari.” Dr. Long will also share how KenyaRelief.org can help you “Take the First Step” towards a surgical mission trip!
We were honored to have Issam I. Raad, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, join us at the 2018 M3 Conference! He is the Founding President of Health Outreach to the Middle East (H.O.M.E.), and in his session at the recent M3 Conference, he shares how he discovered the power of medical missions.
As Dr. Raad says, “I was saved to serve, and I was born again to be burdened with the salvation and the eternal destiny of the people around me.” Dr. Raad describes how the impossible mission of reaching the suffering people of the Middle East caught in the cross fire became possible through faith in Christ Who eternally loved people unto death of the cross. He shares how “medical missions represents the healing hand of Christ,” and through specific examples, Dr. Raad shows us how the power of firefighting faith in action makes the impossible possible.
Endeavor to do something so great that if God doesn’t show up, you’ll surely fail. These are the words on the desk of Douglas Jackson’s father, the founder of Project C.U.R.E.
In this plenary session from the 2018 M3 Conference, Douglas Jackson will show us how the parables in the 25th Chapter of Matthew establish a clear roadmap for our culture and community in using our resources to care for the people closest to God’s heart. These directives are applicable to anyone serious about using what we have been given to impact the world.