Medical Missions is one of the core programs of FoHA in which we reach out to the vulnerable communities where health care is limited or difficult to obtain. Jesus healed people – inside and out. FoHA seeks to do the same through medical missions by offering medical care in Jesus’ name, reaching out the vulnerable communities and sharing the love of Christ.
Medical Missions provide medical care to the poor, giving participants opportunities for evangelism and also help in connecting local churches with people who need Christ.
We work with a team of volunteer doctors, Nurses and other health care professionals as well as non-medical volunteers who courageously go into rural communities with poor access to healthcare. It’s a life changing opportunity, not only for the patients but also for all the participants and the local churches.
How we follow up patients and identify mission areas.
FoHA works with a strategy of church partnership to create a lasting and sustainable impact in the vulnerable communities. Mission areas are identified through partnership with local churches which also connect us to the local authorities and the nearby health centers. After identifying the community to reach out to, a team of volunteers in the community are identified with the help of the church to undergo training as Rural Health Evangelists (RHE), equipping them with the knowledge of evangelism and Health care. These teams also help us in following up medical missions patients, manage minor health cases, sensitize the community on health living, carry on the work of evangelism and also conduct referrals of serious and major health cases. These teams select a leadership committee among themselves under the oversight of the church pastor and they meet at the end of every month to review their operations after which they send a report to us.
Flow of work during the Medical Mission
Medical missions usually run for 1 to 6 days and we manage a number of diseases especially among women and children. Before any patient is worked on, his/her bio data is captured and given a patient number that no one else has. This number is stored in our database and is used to follow up on the patients on the next medical mission. Below is a chart indicating the workflow of the medical missions on ground.