“At least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services,” reports the World Bank and World Health Organization.1 This problem is particularly acute among the poor in developing regions, such as the areas where GFA missionaries serve. With meager incomes, impoverished people often can’t afford proper medical care. Others live in areas too remote to access health care. Some experience both these dilemmas. As a result, these individuals suffer needlessly from preventable and treatable ailments. Some 2.9 million people die every year from lack of access to health care.2
GFA World’s medical ministry provides free health care to people in need. This care is given mainly through medical camps, where GFA’s medical team brings skilled doctors, medical staff and medication to remote and impoverished areas which lack health care. These camps typically serve 200 to 1,000 individuals. GFA missionaries also conduct health training and various awareness programs to help people keep themselves and their families healthy. These missionaries bring help and healing in Christ’s name, demonstrating His love by meeting practical, sometimes urgent, needs.
Please join us in praying this month for GFA World’s medical ministry.
1 “World Bank and WHO: Half the World Lacks Access to Essential Health Services, 100 million Still Pushed into Extreme Poverty Because of Health Expenses.” The World Bank. https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2017/12/13/world-bank-who-half-world-lacks-access-to-essential-health-services-100-million-still-pushed-into-extreme-poverty-because-of-health-expenses. December 13, 2017.
2 “Every Year Nearly 6 Million People Die in Developing Countries from Low Quality Healthcare - This Is How We Help Them.” World Economic Forum. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/effects-and-costs-of-poor-quality-healthcare/. November 25, 2019.