An illness is one of the greatest threats to families with limited wages. Whether it is a devastating diagnosis of cancer or something as common as a broken bone or infected scrape, medical problems are a misfortune that few families in developing countries can afford.
Sickness not only means costly medications and doctor's bills, but also means a loss of wages. This can cause the failure of a small family business, an inability to harvest crops, or the necessity of taking a child out of school.
Through the work of local doctors and nurses, hospitals and clinics started by the predecessors of Global Ministries have treated tens of millions of patients, saving hundreds of thousands of lives.
This profound legacy, spanning 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.
Through scholarships, the procurement of medical equipment, and the sending of medical doctors, Global Ministries affirms this valuable vocation so that communities that have been ignored by the more formal health systems may receive healing.