Because of YOU… there is good news around the World
You are a change maker. You are making a difference in this world.
Mission Doctors Association is on the ground in Africa and Latin America providing lifesaving medical care and training for local health care professionals. We could not do this work without you!
In 2000, the United Nations established eight international development goals regarding poverty, health and education. In 2015, the success of these goals was evaluated and because of people like you and our Mission Doctors, the good news is that there have been dramatic improvements.
Since 1990, child mortality in Subsaharan Africa has dropped over 52%! Because of your support, Mission Doctors in Subsaharan Africa are caring for patients and training local medical professionals. Dr. Mark Druffner serves for several months each year with his family in rural Tanzania and provides lifesaving care for the youngest patients.
Because of generous people like you, the maternal mortality rate has dropped over 40% in Latin America! Mission Doctor Antoinette Lullo spent three years caring for young mothers and assuring safe deliveries at Santa Clotilde, Peru. She continues supporting the mission hospital by returning to help provide training and direct patient care.
Since 2001, the number of people newly infected with HIV worldwide dropped 33%! In Zimbabwe, Mission Doctors partners with the Dominican Sisters at St. Therese Hospital to provide education and anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV.
Unfortunately, even with all of this good news, there is still more work to do. Today, 400 million people around the world do not have access to essential health services. Everyday, 16,000 children under 5 continue to die, mostly from preventable causes.
Your continuing support of Mission Doctors is vital to continue to follow Christ’s call to ‘Heal the Sick’. We are so thankful for your support of Mission Doctors.
On behalf of the thousands of patients cared for Mission Doctors around the world, thank you. Thank you for your prayerful support of sustainable healthcare around the world. Together, we are making good news around the world.
From our October 2017 newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter by contacting us.