When: Saturday 18 May 2013
Where: Johnson House
Hosted by: CMF
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Who is my neighbour in today's global village?
99% of all maternal deaths, 98% of all child deaths and 80% of all AIDS deaths occur in the developing world, yet this is the place where resources and workers are fewest. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 3% of the world's health workforce cares for 10% of the world's population bearing 24% of the global disease burden - with less than 1% of the global health expenditure.
The Good Samaritan helped a stranger because he saw his desperate need. How can we respond to the enormous needs we see in other parts of the world? There are many ways we can get involved - going, giving, praying, partnering, teaching, training - and more. Juniors, seniors, students and retirees can all play a part in bringing God's love and care to some of the poorest people in the world.
This day conference is for Christian health professionals from all disciplines and others who are interested medical mission and international work. As we learn from the Bible and hear from a variety of speakers, there will be a chance to meet and talk to others who have worked abroad in a variety of settings and to find out about the work of different mission organisations. Above all, it will be a time to consider how we can respond to God's call to serve the poor and to love our worldwide neighbours.
"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?" 1 John 3:17
10.00 Registration & coffee
10.30 God's heart for the poor What does the Bible say?
11.15 Where are the poor? Global update
11.45 What is medical mission? Exploring different approaches to medicine as mission
1.30 Medical mission in practice What are today's priorities?
2.15 What could I do? Different ways of serving
3.45 What next? Should I stay or should I go?
4.30 Reflection and prayer
Vicky Lavy - CMF Head of International Ministries & former GP with 10 years' experience in Malawi.
Huw Morgan - Huw Morgan is a GP and medical educator who has worked extensively with PRIME and development agencies in many parts of the world over the last fifteen years.
Mission agencies will also be present to display their work and to meet participants.
Qualified Doctors - £25
Nurses, allied professionals and foundation year doctors - £15
Student & unwaged - £10
*included is a non-refundable registration fee of £5
For more details, or enquiries contact:
T 020 7234 9669