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Articles from Spring 1998

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Editorial

This issue of Saving Health is a little heavier to read. The easier reading is found in Among All Nations. The work of the MMA itself has been brought to the front of the magazine and into today's technology. A serious but old debate on the aims of medical mission...

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Trustees' Report

Our Chairman, Mr Ron Pont FRCS has, with his wife, returned to work in Asia for most of the year. Last year he reviewed the history and aims of the MMA in the changing situation at home. The past year has seen further changes at home which should strengthen the...

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Financial Report

Comments on Financial Report for 1997 Both Income and Expenditure are lower this year as a result of 'one off' items in the previous year e.g. Income from the sale of Harcourt House furniture. The benefits of the use of this income can be seen by the increased income...

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Medicine and Mission

"Medicine and mission have gone together in the mind of the Christian public for at least 100 years ... in terms of "mission" the role of medical work seems rather ambiguous." He suggests five questions that need to be answered. Is medical work mission or an adjuvant to it? In...

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A Retired GP in Uganda

Kagando Hospital is run by the Anglican Church of Uganda; set in a beautiful part of the country in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. There are 220 beds. In the last 10 years there has been considerable expansion with the help of Tear Fund, the British High Commission, various...

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Insights

Weather Peter and Hilary Bewes coming to the end of four years setting up a Continuing Medical Education Programme in Uganda ends their list of problems with "the weather is something that needs praying for. Floods have destroyed crops and made roads more dangerous or impassable" - they have 87...

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Elective Excerpts

The following excerpts are taken from reports submitted by elective students who received small (£150) MMA grants. There is not space to give full reports on each elective but individual reports may be obtained by ...

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The Himalayas

From 1942 - 1964 I was in medical practice in the Himalayas of North India, ten miles from the Western border of Nepal, at a height of 7,000 feet. We were not really a medical mission but an evangelistic one. I had to perform these operations because without my aid...

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