Our Medical Initiatives ministry is committed to improving the level of healthcare for the children of Belarus. Many children in Belarus are suffering as result of the largest nuclear disaster in the history of the world, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Our commitment includes helping children with illnesses, and extends to the doctors who work tirelessly to save them.
What We Do
Our Adopt A Doc program brings doctors from Belarus to America where they receive several weeks of intense medical training that is not available to them in Belarus. The doctors in Belarus do not have access to the equipment, knowledge, or research information available to their counterparts in the U.S. These doctors are not in the medical field because of money. It is one of the lower paying jobs in Belarus. These doctors simply have a heart to help and serve people.
Since 2002, 18 doctors (including surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensive care doctors) have been through the program and completed over 2300 hours of advanced medical training at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. The doctors are not only blessed with the knowledge and the ability to perform new techniques, but they also received surgical supplies, books, journals and formula used to feed babies after surgery. All of these items help save lives in Belarus. The relationships that formed during one month of training impact the lives of children and their families for many years to come.
Click here to read more about Reach Medical Initiative’s success stories.
How You Can Help
PRAY for the doctors to be able to implement what they learn and for the children they care for.
Help to support this project financially click here.
If you are interested in hosting this program in your city please contact us.