Medical Ministry

By giving to our Medical Ministry category, you will be helping those who need medical help and are too poor to afford the cost.

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Prevention is better than 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 against simple diseases, which can eventually threaten lives. Many in Asia also have never been taught basic health and hygiene principles, which puts 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. 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, a major aspect of GFA’s supported medical ministry, 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, more money spent on food and education instead of on medicine, and more hope for the future instead of premature death. Medical ministry also provides an opportunity for national workers to pray for those who are ill and build relationships with communities.

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GFA’s Medical Ministry teams of trained nurses and doctors visit dozens of villages,  ministering to thousands of people each year, all in the name of the Great Physician—Jesus Christ.

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