Our Strategy to Health Care Development
1. Establishing and supporting health care centers in developing countries with the goal of increasing access to affordable, quality health care. As health care centers grow, they become largely self-supporting, in which case we assist with specific needs for land, buildings, renovations, and equipment, as able.
2. Facilitating short-term project teams that come alongside our in-country project directors and facilities to build medical capacity for the long term. Project teams are planned in response to local health care needs, following an invitation from the local community. We often partner with local churches.
3. Support Residency Training and Fellowship Programs for medical professionals to expand the skills of international doctors.
4. We ask the patients to invest in their care. When they do, they follow the doctor’s orders and treat the medicine, equipment, etc. they receive well. We don’t want to create a paternalistic, dependence mentality.
Project Teams support Ongoing Services at Health Care Centers
We seek to establish medical platforms for service and education that build medical capacity for those that need it most. We endeavor to establish long term programs and facilities that address these needs.
We have Project Directors on the ground working side by side with the community.
Through our Leadership Training Program in Canada, we provide support and help train the people in the community to build their ability to oversee local initiatives.
That is our calling, and with the help of over 1,000 project participants, local volunteers, and loyal donors annually, we continue to increase the footprint of service provided by Canadians and Americans throughout the many countries where Medical Ministry International serves.