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Health & Nutrition

Common ailments often go undetected in many developing countries and quickly become a matter of life or death. Samaritan’s Purse is working to improve the health of vulnerable children, families, and communities by providing medical equipment, building health clinics, empowering local health personnel and supporting community health initiatives.

What We Provide

Prenatal & Maternity Care

Obstetric supplies, medicine, specialised training and mobilising local health workers are among the ways we improve the wellbeing of pregnant women and mothers of newborns in remote villages and impoverished communities. This fills a critical gap in healthcare, provides peace of mind for young mothers, and helps save the lives of women and babies.

Medical Equipment & Supplies

Samaritan’s Purse supplies surgical equipment, oxygen concentrators, X-ray systems, patient monitors, stethoscopes, ECG recorders, and other items to parts of the world where quality medical provisions are in short supply. Our technicians install the equipment and teach local staff how to use the machines.

Feeding Programs and Nutrition

Samaritan’s Purse provides nutritious food for severely malnourished children. Our local partners in the community train parents to cook healthy meals and treat diarrhoea in children. We also set up herb and vegetable gardens in the village to give local families easy access to a greater range of beneficial food and open an opportunity to learn new skills.

Epidemic Diseases Prevention

Samaritan’s Purse fights malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other epidemic diseases through medical care, health services, hygiene projects and preventative education.

World Medical Mission

World Medical Mission places volunteer Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel in mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We also staff a biomedical department and warehouse that provides critically needed equipment and supplies to medical mission facilities. Find out more.

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Join our International Disaster Relief Team

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team program stands ready to respond and meet the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster.

Have you considered joining our international disaster relief team as a medical professional?

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