Mission Doctors Association

Organization FAQs

Mission Doctors Association strives to meet the health needs of men, women, and children of all faiths around the world. Catholic Doctors provide care for illnesses and injuries that often go untreated due to the shortage of trained professionals. In serving, they are living their own faith.

Consider these statistics:
  • In Tanzania, there will be 11 million cases of malaria this year, resulting in 40,000 deaths;
  • In Uganda, there are over 1,200,000 AIDS orphans;
  • In Cameroon, women face a maternal death risk of 1 in 24.
  • In most places MDA serves, there is less than one doctor for every 10,000 people. By contrast, in the United States, the average is one for every 395.

By using their professional skills and expertise in these countries, Mission Doctors strive to alleviate suffering and offer a higher quality of life and longer life span to their patients.

MDA provides both long-term (three-year) and short-term (one–three month) service programs for Catholic doctors and their families.
Today, doctors and their families are serving in Ecuador, Honduras, Peru, Tanzania, and Uganda. MDA has served throughout Africa, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and other countries in Latin America, and is currently exploring additional locations for service.

Mission doctors serve at the invitation of local Catholic bishops. The needs in our partner hospitals help formulate where our doctors serve. It is our goal to support Mission Doctors at locations where the hospital or clinic can utilize the talents of our doctors, and which are also able to provide relative security and safety.

Both the long and short-term Mission Doctors provide direct patient care and provide training to local health professionals.

No. Mission doctors provide care for people of all faiths without discrimination.

Mission doctors and their families are not involved in direct proselytizing. Providing their professional skills and living with the community they have come to serve is the witness to their faith.

All gifts to Mission Doctors Association are tax-deductible. Gifts can be made on our website, called into the office or sent to the following address: Mission Doctors Association

6102 S. Victoria Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043


Mission Doctors Association’s federal tax identification number is 95-6110132, and the name on record with the IRS is Mission Doctors Association. For additional information for those considering a planned giftcontact the office.

Mission Doctors Association will be happy to provide additional information about the organization. Please contact our office at (213) 368-1872 or info@missiondoctors.org.
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