Health Care Connections

Health Care

Rescue the perishing

Health care is an integral part of meeting human needs – and the need is overwhelming. Diarrheal diseases kill about 2 million small children each year. About 4 million people die each year from acute respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia. A full 45 percent of deaths in poor communities of Southeast Asia and Africa are caused by infectious diseases. One-third of the world’s population does not have access to essential drugs. In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are fewer than three doctors per 10,000 people. When God has given us the skills and tools to help, how can we not reach out in love and rescue those who are perishing?

A healing touch

All around the world, Southern Baptists are engaged in healing ministry – bringing physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness to hurting, suffering people. We follow the example of Jesus, who modeled healing ministry and commanded his followers to care for “the least of these.” Baptist Global Response offers opportunities for medical ministries that allow health care professionals to live out the compassion of Christ with people in need. BGR does this in partnership with a variety of groups, such as Global Medical Alliance/International Mission Board, Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Medical Missions Response, as well as many others.

You can help!

Health care professionals like you can make a difference in any number of ways. You can pray for health needs and health care projects. You can find out what is going on in health care ministries around the world. Become aware of the needs. As you learn about needs, make yourself available if God asks you to go with a medical team or to a medical institution. You can be involved in patient care, public health projects or medical education. You also can become equipped to respond when disaster strikes.  To apply for a project click here.

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Our healthcare partners

International Mission Board, SBC
PO Box 6767
Richmond, VA 23230

(800) 999-3113

Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
3751 Main St Suite 600-333
The Colony, TX 75056

(469) 475-2511

Help people in need find healing in their own gardens!

Help people in need find healing in their own gardens!

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Medical Care for Minoti

Formerly trafficked children like Minoti often have serious medical and health care needs.

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Forced Out and Facing Cancer

As the verse says, let your brotherly love continue. You’ve already shown love to Stefan, a teenager displaced by violence. After his family fled their home, they struggled to find food and other necessities in a new city.

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Fighting Diabetes for Adil

Diabetes can debilitate a person if left unchecked. But, you didn’t let that happen to Adil.

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As a doctor put a stethoscope to Adar’s heart, Adar began to talk.

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Sometimes, a mother just needs to hear those magic words: “Your baby is healthy.” Imagine how soothing they must be to a woman who has fled armed conflict with her family.

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Medicine for the Soul

Of all places, Aban found love in a clinic. The nurses spotted him—a quiet, 12-year-old boy who had entered alone…

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Love in an Hour of Need

Abel watched the doctors and nurses carefully. He found their movements reassuring, and the way they cared for his wife, Ghada, touched him…

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Pili Receives Healing Love

Look at that beautiful smile! You can almost hear this little one’s giggle and feel her soft skin.

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In a little, round hut on the other side of the world, a young mother is no longer dying.

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Health Care in Central Asia

BGR partners are working with communities in a Central Asian region to operate a tuberculosis clinic. The country in which this clinic is located ranks very high for new cases of this disease, but the area has no facilities available for treating it. The people experience roughly 6,000 to 8,000 cases of tuberculosis each year, along with many relapse […]

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Medical care for migrant workers

Pray for a nurse who offers medical care and health lessons to migrant workers.

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Pray for health care needs of displaced peoples in the Middle East

Millions of people have been displaced after losing homes, possessions and family members.

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Kigoma Baptist Hospital Prayer Requests

Pray for the Kigoma Baptist Hospital, where thousands of patients are treated annually.

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Volunteer Family Practice Physician
February 16, 2016

Volunteer family practice physician needed. Read more for dates and location.

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Volunteer Nurse Medical Coordinators

Three Volunteer Nurse Medical Coordinators needed. Read more for dates and locations.

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The Jordanian Bedouin Project
June 19, 2014

The Jordanian Bedouin project will be a means to improve the lives of the indigent Bedouin and the rural people living in northern and southern Jordan.

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Medical Mission Volunteer to Jordan
July 18, 2013

This is an existing medical and dental clinic located in Jordan

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Helping through healing

Because of health care volunteers through BGR we are able to reach thousands with the help in their time of need.

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The Healing Touch of Health Care

Because of donors like you we are able to reach thousands with health care!

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