It has been a busy year for Mission to Heal.
A year ago the organization was fundraising for its Mobile Surgical Unit 2, MSU2. Now that unit has been fully funded and it’s finished production in the Netherlands. It consists of two military-grade vehicles that carry operating suites in their trucks. They’re not only air-conditioned but they also produce solar power and purify water; they’re outfitted to create a sterile surgical environment for mobile surgery in the most remote places. Take a tour of the MSU2 in this two-minute video.
While the MSU2 was being developed, Dr. Glenn Geelhoed and team carried out a medical mission in the Philippines early in 2018. Then, in July, a 25-member M2H team traveled to Mongolia, where they took the train as far north and as far south from the capital as they could go before running into the borders, visiting many different villages.
The now-complete MSU2 will have its first mission in Africa early next year, traveling to multiple nations, starting with Somaliland, Ethiopia and Uganda.
Go to Mission to Heal to read more about their work.
Top Left photo: Tristan Brailey, Overland Journal
Bottom Right photo: Bliss Mobil
There is a long history of NIFA graduates helping out Dr. Glenn and Mission to Heal. Erin Griffeth, RN, RNFA, CNOR, of Ithaca, NY, participated in a 2014 medical mission to Nigeria with M2H. In this extended interview, she talks about goiters, village clinics, and learning how to operate without suction and cautery.
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Feeling inspired by these stories of what Mission to Heal is doing? Want to give a gift that that matters, make some memories, and get some tangible medical or surgical skills? Perhaps it’s time that you go on a mission yourself. Dr. Glenn needs volunteers!
If you’re still on the fence, but want to be convinced, watch this speech by the indomitable Dr Glenn. He’s the founder of Mission to Heal, a NIFA faculty member, a senior Fulbright scholar, a faculty member at George Washington University Medical School, ran 100 miles in Africa with Nelson Mandela (as well as 150+ other marathons), is a truly original thinker, and is one of the most inspiring humans you will ever meet.
After many years of knowing Dr. Glenn Geelhoed and supporting Mission to Heal, in January 2018 NIFA’s CEO embarked on his first M2H mission, to the Philippines. One of his acquaintances on the mission turned into a good friend and NIFA’s CEO extended a very special gift to him and his family this year.
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