What we do
Zambia Medical Mission is a program designed to provide medical and spiritual help to needy people in rural Zambia. Each July American medical personnel and support staff join with Zambian medical personnel and support staff to conduct clinics at various villages in the Zambian bush. For six days, these clinics offer medical, dental, and wound care, as well as optometry, physical therapy, and lab services. A mobile pharmacy serves the needs of those who come, and spiritual counseling and Bible studies address the spiritual needs of patients. Children learn in the children’s program with singing and Bible stories while their parents wait for medical care.
The Zambia Medical Mission started in 1995. The late Dr. Kelly Hamby and his wife, Eleanor, and the late Dr. John Estes, Jr. and his wife, June, conducted the first medical mission under trees in the Zambian bush. Drs. Richard and Angie Prather were also part of this early effort. The 2018 ZMM will be the 23rd consecutive year for the mission.
where we go
The Zambia Medical Mission team travels out from Namwianga Mission to rural villages in Zambia’s Southern Province and sets up clinics that operate for one or two days at a time. Communities selected as clinic sites are in remote areas that do not have local medical, dental, and optometric care available. The ZMM team also considers conducting clinics in areas where the church needs encouragement or even in a new
area where the church does not exist.
(July 8th – July 23rd)
During the Zambia Medical Mission in 2017, the team saw over 12,000 patients. The lines of waiting patients stretched out longer than a football field, but the team was able to offer appropriate treatment or referrals to all those who came. Patients were also screened for cataracts during the clinics, and the Zambians who needed this surgery were transported back to the Namwianga Zonal Health Center for free surgery.
Will you consider being a part of the 2018 Medical Mission?
Planning for the 2018 medical mission has already begun. If you are interested in being a team member, take a look at the requirements for 2018 that are listed below. If you would like to donate to help someone participate in ZMM 2018,
please click the link below:
2018 Cover Letter