The vision of MedHope Africa is to see the men, women, and children living in low-resource communities of sub-Saharan Africa physically and spiritually healed. We practice evidence-based medicine through primary care clinics and community health interventions in the context of Christian ministry. Mission teams travel fully equipped with a mobile pharmacy and medical supplies. The scope of medical practice is primarily acute infectious diseases and minor trauma. Optical clinics offer prescription glasses, and community health interventions teach local health workers about disease prevention, equipping them to effectively serve their community.
Our mission is to show mercy, relieve suffering, share truth, and offer hope (John 14:12; Acts 1:8). We strategically focus our mission in remote villages where access to modern medicine and public health education are limited. We seek to pour out our lives for the hungry, poor, sick, hurting and lost (Isaiah 58:6 - 11). We strive to develop people, not programs, and build relationships, not buildings.
MHA will prepare and send short-term teams to serve up to two weeks and mid-term teams to serve up to two years. The MHA strategy will be implemented in partnership with indigenous leadership or field partners. Working in tandem with indigenous church leaders, ministers of health, and community leaders, MHA will focus initially on assessing needs in communities to most effectively implement the mission. This assessment data will guide the mission efforts.
Meeting Physical Needs
Physical needs will be addressed through health care clinics and other community health interventions. Indigenous community leaders will identify those in the community who are in the greatest need of medical care. Other community health interventions will be offered to equip and empower community health workers to lead their communities in disease prevention.
Meeting Spiritual Needs
Spiritual needs will be addressed through Christian evangelism. Indigenous church leaders will work in tandem with MHA Teams to teach about God and Jesus Christ at each clinic. Participation in the evangelistic teaching will be voluntary and will not be a prerequisite for health care services.
We offer an opportunity to:
We offer an exciting opportunity for individuals in the United States to participate in mission efforts and serve the vulnerable poor in low-resource communities. We actively recruit healthcare professionals, church leaders, and anyone who is passionate about serving others. Medical professionals will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in medical management of the diseases of poverty.