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Filling the Gaps: Dental Care for the Houseless

A job loss. A broken relationship. An unexpected tragedy. People end up living on the streets for many reasons. Life on the streets is not easy. It pushes people into the margins of society, misunderstood and overlooked because they lack…

All He’s Asking for is Care

Imagine if you lived in a place where the military dictated who had access to health care.Imagine if the only way to get to a hospital was through bribery.Imagine not knowing what to do if your child became sick and…

A Tribute To Felix Omodi

On Friday, July 17th, Felix Omodi left this earth to be with the Lord he loved and served. While the world lost a great humanitarian, Medical Teams lost a former Country Director, a dear friend and a beloved brother in…

Keeping My Grandchildren Safe & Healthy

Señora Maurilia Xona Pacay is 65 years old. Each day, she hauls sand on her back from the main road to her daughter’s home to build a concrete cistern for a water system. “We have been living in the community…

Inside Medical Teams: An Interview With Our Staff Member, Robert Businge

If you ever have the chance to spend time at a Medical Teams field clinic, you will quickly learn how incredible the staff are. Our global work is fueled by the hands of dedicated and passionate local national staff in…

Same Pandemic, Different Worlds – Part II

Given the recent events here in America – all happening within the chaos of a pandemic – we’re far more attuned to the grief our hurting world is feeling. Our daily work includes turning up the volume for those who…

On World Refugee Day, Become an Advocate for Every Day.

Refugees are resilient. We are met with this truth time and time again – whether it be Syrians, South Sudanese, or individuals from Latin America. Each person holds a certain determination to live. They have looked violence and poverty in the face. They have escaped with their lives and left everything behind. What does it take…

A Call to Prayer for Justice

A Call to Prayer for Justice, Healing, and Racial Reconciliation from our President & CEO Together we mourn the tragic and racially motivated killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others whose lives have been violently taken….

Same Pandemic, Different Worlds – Part 1

What does this crisis look like for refugees and other people living on the margins? Here are six of the realities that will make this virus more terrifying – and deadly – for the people we serve.

From Saboteur to Ally

Reverend Emack Jackson pastors a church of 500 people in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania. Rev. Jackson, a Congolese refugee himself who’s lived in this camp for more than 20 years, has seen firsthand the heartache and brokenness suffered by…