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Articles from Issue 11, October 2003

international ministries

Review
“One World or Many – The Impact of Globalisation on World Mission.”

Part of the World Evangelical Alliance’s ongoing series on the Globalisation of Mission, this book aims to look at the spiritual, social, cultural, economic and environmental processes that are part of globalisation, and at how they influence and are influenced by Christian mission. Globalisation is a major force affecting...

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Editorial

A question that keeps cropping up in one form or another is ‘what is it that makes Christian Healthcare different’? Is there indeed such a thing as ‘Christian Healthcare’? If there is, what are its distinctives? What makes it stand out from any other type of medicine, or nursing, or...

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Report on the HealthServe Day, July 12 2003

On July 12 we held our first ‘HealthServe Day’ at Oak Hill College in North London. This was in the middle weekend of the fortnight long annual Residential Refresher Course that we run jointly with the UK Christian Medical Fellowship. Around a hundred people, mostly health professionals, students, and some participants...

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CMF/MMA HealthServe Refresher Course at Oak Hill 7-18 July 2003

This year’s Refresher Course was something different. Numbers varied during the fortnight with a core group of 32 present throughout. At one point there were 45 participants from 11 nations working in 17 different countries. It was a mixed group of doctors and nurses, old hands and new, together with...

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Open Wide: A South African Dentist fills a gap in Kosovo

When a Christian dentist told a contact in Kosovo that he would like to work with poor people in a Muslim area, she didn’t miss her chance. Kosovo was 96% Muslim, she told him. And it was full of poor people! Eight months later, in March 2003, he took time...

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Medical Mission - How do we find the way ahead?

These thoughts express my own understanding based on a limited experience of working mainly in African countries since 1967 and for the Christian Medical Fellowship and MMA HealthServe from 1995 to 2001. These six years provided an opportunity to review the previous African experience that was mainly secular with its...

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MMA HealthServe Annual Report 2003

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT The past year has seen much change, both at every level within MMA HealthServe, as well as for the constituency that we wish to serve. Around us we see mission agencies facing financial hardship and major re-thinking of strategy, while the needs of the poor and the...

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A Report of an Elective in the Christian Fellowship Hospital, Oddanchatram, South India

Background: The Christian Fellowship Hospital (CFH) was founded in the 1950s in Oddanchatram, a small village in a drought stricken rural area of south India. At that time, the area had no electricity, water supply, telephone, or school. The nearest doctor was 57km away. The founder of the hospital,...

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Elective Report:Kiwoko, Uganda

A 40-mile drive north from Kampala, Uganda’s capital, will take you to Luwero, the principal town of a region once known as the ‘killing fields of Africa’, after the civil war of the 1980s which left over 250,000 dead. Today the town bustles with the organised chaos typical of East...

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