In far too many places, medical treatment is seen as a luxury for the wealthy instead of a basic right for all. Global Ministries works closely with community health programs, nursing schools, and hospitals, in addition to sending health professionals where requested, so that many might have better access to medical treatment, medicine, and live healthy lives. Whether it is a tobacco cessation program in Chile, a clinic for those struggling with Tuberculosis in East Timor and in Mexico, responses to the coronavirus pandemic, or rural hospitals preventing and treating patients with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - ensuring access to basic health care has always been a priority of Global Ministries.
Through the work of local doctors and nurses and through public health awareness campaigns of Global Ministries partners, tens of millions of patients have received treatment and hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved. This profound legacy, spanning well over a century in many places, would not be possible without the thousands of nurses and doctors who were trained through the medical education programs of international partners. Global Ministries affirms the medical and health ministries of global partners so that communities that are ignored by the more formal health systems may receive healing.