Extended Early Bird Registration

We have heard so many great reports from exhibitors like Casa El Bueno Samaritano in Houston, Texas, who saw their volunteer base rise after M3.

Casa El Buen Samaritano is a 501(c) (3) organization that operates a free clinic in southwest Houston. Their missions is to share the love of Jesus Christ while providing whole-person—body, soul, spirit—healthcare to the low-income and uninsured population in our community. This dynamic ministry is having a significant impact on many needy people in our midst. On average, there are over 100 patient visits each month, many by patients who consider Casa El Buen Samaritano to be their health home.
Patients at Casa El Buen Samaritano are below 150% of federal poverty guidelines and without any form of insurance. They receive a high standard of medical care completely free of charge, including laboratory testing and medications dispensed from our pharmacy. They also have an opportunity after their medical visit to meet with a ministry volunteer and hear a personal gospel presentation. This integrated medical and spiritual ministry is transforming lives!
Casa El Buen Samaritano exists only because of the committed involvement of our wonderful supporters. All clinical care is provided by volunteers, who generously give of their time to serve those in need.  So many people got connected to Casa or similar organizations through M3!
We have extended the Early Bird Registration Deadline until January 6th.  Sign up today for the best registration price!

International Medical Outreach : Kevin’s View

Every morning, 12-year-old Kevin rises promptly with the sun to do her chores before going to school. She sweeps around the hut she shares with her sisters, gathers water from the nearby source, and washes the previous night’s dishes. After putting on her uniform, she walks to school, where she joins her friends and resumes her studies. Her favorite class, she says, is English.

This is where she and her classmates encounter International Medical Outreach when the team is on the ground in Papoga, Uganda. In Kevin’s community, IMO’s intestinal parasite prevention and treatment program aims to improve the health of these students – through medication, health education, access to clean water and shoes, and improved sanitation.

Life in Papoga is beautiful, albeit laborious and demanding. The perspective we gain from students like Kevin shows us first of all that we live utterly different lives. We appreciate that difference and, therefore, seek only a way in which our program will fit into the unique life of the community.

Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons

This week’s video is for an inspiring organization called Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons, which will be an exhibitor at M3!

PAACS is a rural-based surgical educational initiative utilizing rural mission hospitals in multiple countries. PAACS seeks to train national physicians at relatively low cost, schooling them in modern surgical thought as applied to resource-poor environments with the intent of having high rates of retention of the its trainees within Africa. PAACS is a nondenominational, multinational, volunteer service organization striving to serve the poor of Africa, to build capacity within the healthcare sector, and to help maintain the faith-based healthcare facilities that have traditionally provided a significant percentage of the healthcare.

There have been a total of 37 general surgery graduates and 6 pediatric surgeons from the program working in various parts of Africa or are fellows in the pediatric surgical program.

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