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Mission Doctors Association

http://missiondoctors.org

Overview

  • Organization TypeAssociation
  • Staff1-5
  • Development BudgetLess than 1 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1959
Since 1959, Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across the United States to serve people of all faiths in some of the most under-served areas of the world. This mission of healing provides direct patient care and training for local professionals striving toward the goal of sustainable health care. Since 1959, Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across the United States to serve people of all faiths in some of the most under-served areas of the world. This mission of healing provides direct patient care and training for local professionals striving toward the goal of sustainable health care.   Background Monsignor Anthony Brouwers, the Director of the Propagation of the Faith in Los Angeles, visited Africa to attend the Marian Conference in 1954.  Remaining and traveling throughout Africa to meet the priests, sisters and local bishops, Msgr. Brouwers wanted to learn how the people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles could offer assistance. He expected requests for funds, but he also heard repeatedly “We need help!”.  Bishops asked for faith-filled individuals willing and able to provide training and leadership in schools and hospitals throughout the continent. Responding to this need, Msgr. Brouwers founded Lay Mission-Helpers Association in 1955, and Mission Doctors Association in 1959. As the first organized groups in the United States, calling the laity to serve in the missions, there have been more than 750 lay missionaries who have served in 36 countries, offering more than 2000 years of service to the world. The unique contribution made by LMH and MDA lay missionaries are recognized internationally as people who come to share their gifts and live their faith. In 1997 Mission Doctors Association, responding to the needs of many professionals and hospitals where MDA had personnel serving, began the short-term program. Doctors are invited to attend a Retreat / Seminar prior to accepting an assignment to a mission hospital or clinic. These short-term assignments are one – three months in duration   Where We Serve Over the past 50 years, Mission Doctors have served in hospitals and clinics in East and West Africa, Paupa New Guinea, refugee camps in Thailand and most recently in Latin America. Today, Mission Doctors are currently serving in Cameroon, Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, Uganda, and continue our relationship with Zimbabwe.  MDA has additional requests from Church run hospitals and clinics in Belize, Ecuador, Malawi and Sierra Leone. Contact our office to learn about the specific needs and requests for specialties, surgeons, pediatricians, OBGYN’s, dentists, internists, and family practice doctors. Sustainable health care is our intention at all of our locations. Although this is not always possible in the short run, it is always our ultimate goal. Therefore, most doctors, both those who serve long-term and the doctors who go short-term, not only offer direct patient care, but strive to offer training for the health care professionals at mission hospitals and clinics.

Contact Mission Doctors Association

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Los Angeles
  • 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1940
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