“…we are facing a global health emergency that is like nothing we have seen in our lifetimes.
But our hope is in the Lord and we know that he will give us his grace and mercy in our time of need.”
Most Rev. José H. Gomez
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
President of US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Our Mission continues, because of the generosity of YOU, our donors.
Together, we have responded to this unique time and are providing lifesaving medical care.
You heard and responded to the needs of mission hospitals and clinics in Africa and Latin America. While our doctors serving in Ghana, Uganda, and Honduras followed the US State Department recommendation and returned home, they are providing professional services in their own communities awaiting the opportunity to return.
We established the Coronavirus Emergency Fund to continue our mission and support our Mission Partners through this pandemic.
Because of you…
In Ghana, MDA responded to the need for masks, gloves, and other PPE for the staffs at three hospitals.
In Peru, MDA was able to help Santa Clotilde be better prepared for the COVID crisis in the Amazon Region in the far north on the Napo River.
In Cameroon, in response to a request from the Franciscan Sisters, MDA was able to fund the salaries for a general practitioner and a surgeon to care for the thousands of poor patients seen at St. Martin de Porres hospital.
In Tanzania, through the dedicated work of Dr. and Mrs. Molly Druffner, MDA provided PPE, everything from soap and buckets, to delivery beds and a lifesaving universal anesthesia machine.
In Uganda, with your support and the dedicated service of Lou and Marty Coda, we are helping cover the medical bills of those in the community who have no means to pay for the care they received at Saint Francis Hospital, Mutolere. These grateful patients return home and care for their families and community.
In Zimbabwe, Dr. and Mrs. Stoughton with family and friends are continuing to support the work of the Dominican Sisters at St. Theresa Hospital so they can continue to care for those in need during these exceptionally challenging times.
Your support of Mission Doctors is truly making a difference during these challenging times!
During this time, we continue to recruit doctors to serve in Africa and Latin America. This pandemic only highlights the need for qualified healthcare professionals around the world, especially caring for those most vulnerable to infectious diseases.
While the full impact of the coronavirus on underserved areas in Africa and Latin America is not fully understood, we do know that the need for compassionate medical professionals will only grow.
You have helped MDA continue to provide health insurance for Mission Doctors while they have made a transition.. Doing this we are striving to make it possible for them to continue providing lifesaving medical care and training for local professionals.
If you are interested in learning more about shor or long-term service with Mission Doctors we would love to hear from you. Mission Doctors we are hosting Introductory Service Webinar for those considering the short-term program. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about the virus and what we can all do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the disease.
While we can not be together, we can be together in prayer www.MissionDoctors.org/novena/
Please join us in praying with Pope Francis to Our Lady, Health of the Sick for protection.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.