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CMF's worldwide family at the ICMDA World Congress

CMF is part of a global family of national Christian medical movements – the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA). This July saw the XVth World Congress in Rotterdam, attended by 910 delegates from 99 countries. It was a fantastic gathering and a wonderful celebration of unity and diversity.

CMF's bursary appeal raised £24,640 which was a huge contribution to the fund which gave 200 people from resource-poor countries free places at the congress – many thanks to all those who gave. 66 members of CMF UK were there, including students who'd never been to an ICMDA event before, as well as doctors who have been part of ICMDA for many years. One delegate wrote

'There were many inspiring talks at the congress, there was great music from around the world. It was fun to learn about other cultures and make friends. But for me, the most amazing thing was simply being together with God's worldwide family. Worshipping with brothers and sisters from so many tribes and nations was truly a glimpse of heaven.'

CMF international ministries

CMF's International Department is promoting and supporting medical mission and international work in a variety of ways.

CMF has 200 members working abroad full time with a variety of mission and secular agencies in 45 different countries. Many others, based in the UK, are regularly involved in short-term visits and mission activities

Our job opportunities page gives details of specific needs and vacancies abroad and mission resources contains an extensive directory of organisations and support services to help you find out more.

Go to student electives for information and advice on planning and preparing for an elective in a developing country. We are a multi-discplinary department and have resources for doctors, nurses, therapists, dentists and students.