Medical Ministry

By giving to this category, you will help those who need medical assistance but are too poor to afford it.

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Prevention is always better than the cure. But what if you can’t access either? Too poor to afford things like vitamins, fruits and vegetables—or routine doctor visits—families in poverty are left vulnerable. Vulnerable against simple diseases, which can eventually threaten lives. Many in Asia have never been taught basic health and hygiene principles, putting their families at additional risk of disease.

Some of the most common diseases in Asia are curable—even preventable. But many are suffering and dying from these treatable ailments. For example, a cold can develop into pneumonia. Burns go untreated. Diarrhoea ravages both the young and elderly. Anemia weakens bodies. Headaches and other warning signals of greater ailments must be ignored.

Medical Ministry Provides Free Medical Care

GFA-supported medical ministry is helping thousands who are in need of medical attention, all while displaying the love of Christ.

Medical camps are a major aspect of GFA’s supported medical ministry. They bring skilled doctors, medical staff, medication and health training to areas where people rarely have the chance to see a doctor. These camps may be organized in GFA Child Sponsorship Program centers, remote villages, crowded slums—any place there is need and opportunity. One camp typically serves anywhere from 200 to 1,000 children and adults. Local medical personnel are invited to serve at the camp, providing free pediatric and general health care, and eye checkups.

1,267 Medical Camps Held in 2019

“In each of these camps, between 200 and 1,000 people are being helped with basic medical knowledge and needs. The GFA-supported medical camps are a huge impact to each of the communities, to help build up the community in health and wellness, because any nation that doesn’t have quality medical care really struggles.”
—Mike, GFA USA Staff

Our numbers represent the Lord’s work in 2019 through GFA and our partnerships worldwide as we follow Him in His work in 16 Asian nations, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

What are the most common illnesses treated at medical camps?

Fever, eye disease, diarrhea, itching, colds, coughs, chickenpox, yellow fever, severe headaches, stomach problems, anemia and other diseases are frequently treated at medical camps. Patients with more serious issues, such as heart problems, gall stones or kidney failure, are given instructions for further tests and treatment.

What is the impact of a medical camp on a family?

The impact of a medical camp can go far beyond a checkup or a round of antibiotics. Parents and children learn how to protect themselves from disease, which can influence lives years later. Medical camps also address false beliefs and fears about medicine that often hinder the sick or pregnant from seeking medical help.

How does GFA-supported medical ministry strengthen poor communities?

A healthier family means more time spent at work instead of on sickbeds. It means more money spent on food and education instead of on medicine. And it also means more hope for the future instead of premature death. Additionally, Medical ministry also provides an opportunity for national workers to pray for those who are ill. This helps build relationships with communities.

Help launch medical missions across Africa.

GFA World has an unprecedented opportunity to bring God’s truth and healing to the people of Africa. A critical piece of this opportunity is building a hospital and medical college in Rwanda. God has already provided us with the land to build the facilities.

Not only will the hospital be one of just two prominent hospitals in Rwanda, it will also enable us to impact millions of people in multiple countries across the continent.

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