Health & Healing
By giving to this category, you will help those who need sanitation and medical aid but don’t have access to 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, vegetables, or routine doctor visits, families in need are left vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses. If untreated, these illnesses can eventually put their lives at risk. Many people in Asia + Africa have never been taught the basics of health or hygiene – even something as simple as health education can change lives forever!
Prevention Can Save Lives
Some of the most common diseases we see devastating families in Asia + Africa are curable — even preventable! However, so many communities are suffering or dying from these illnesses that could be treated easily. A cold can develop into pneumonia, burns become infected, lack of iron weakens those who need to work physical jobs. Consequently, early symptoms of life-changing diseases go undetected. Imagine never having access to professionals who could ease our minds + bodies with their knowledge or medicine!
Do you know some of the most common illnesses?
Fever, eye disease, stomach flu, itching, colds, coughs, chickenpox, yellow fever, severe headaches, stomach problems, anaemia and other diseases are often treated at medical camps. Patients with more serious struggles, like heart problems, gall stones or kidney failure, are referred for more tests and treatment.
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
Medical Ministry Provides Free Medical Care
GFA-supported medical ministry is helping thousands who are in need of medical care. As a result, they are displaying the love of Jesus to each and every one.
Medical camps are a huge part of GFA’s medical ministry. They bring skilled doctors, medical staff, medicine, and health education to areas where people rarely get to even see a doctor! These camps are sometimes held in GFA Child Sponsorship Program centres, remote villages, or even crowded slums—any place where they are needed. One camp usually serves anywhere from 200 to 1,000 children and adults! Local medical professionals are also invited to come serve at the camp, providing free pediatric and general health care and eye checkups. We love that our GFA medical ministry can collaborate with local communities!
What is the impact of a medical camp on a family?
The impact of a medical camp can be much greater than simply a checkup or a round of antibiotics! Parents and children learn how to protect themselves from all kinds of illnesses, which can change their lives forever. Medical camps also open up conversation around incorrect beliefs about medicine. These false beliefs often stop the sick or pregnant from seeking medical help.
A healthy family means less time being sick and more time being well enough to work! It means more money spent on food and education instead of on medicine. It also means hope for a healthy, long life instead of an early death. Medical ministry also provides an opportunity for national workers to pray for those who are ill. This helps build strong and deep relationships with communities.
Help us launch medical missions across Africa!
GFA World has an unprecedented opportunity to bring God’s truth and healing to the people of Africa. A big 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 and we are so excited to get started on this project!
Not only will the hospital be one of just two major hospitals in Rwanda, it will also give us the space and opportunity to impact millions of people in multiple countries across the continent.
Outdoor ToiletApproximately 2.4 million deaths could be prevented annually if people had appropriate hygiene practices, including reliable sanitation.
Leprosy MinistryThe main goal of our leprosy ministry is to share the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel with the victims of this disfiguring disease.
BioSand FilterMany poor regions of Asia have no source of pure drinking water. Using concrete and sand, these bio water filters remove impurities, providing water for drinking and cooking that is 98 percent pure.
Jesus WellsJesus Wells, often located near GFA-supported churches or Bible colleges, provide hundreds of opportunities for missionaries to share the love of Jesus with the villagers who come for clean water.
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