Three gifts that provide life-saving healthcare

December 7, 2018 • Worldwide

You can provide medical care to those who need it most.

Give the gift of good health! Everyone longs to live a full and productive life, yet many people around the world have limited access to even basic medical services.

Whether we’re equipping local healthcare providers around the world to care for pregnant moms and their babies or are stocking medical clinics with essential equipment like stethoscopes and bandages, or are on the frontlines fighting Ebola or Cholera outbreaks, Samaritan’s Purse improves people’s health and points them toward the love of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. We also help bring Bible-based education on preventable diseases and give local clinics and hospitals tools to address community issues such as mental health.

Traditional Birth Attendant training prepares women to provide prenatal and postnatal care to their communities.

1) Prenatal care

Provide critical prenatal care for expectant mothers in remote communities in countries like Vietnam and the Philippines through the training of Traditional Birth Attendants and midwives. Experts report the risk of stillbirth or death due to birth complications can be reduced by about 20 per cent with the presence of a skilled birth attendant. That represents many lives saved and a multitude of babies who have the opportunity to know the woman who brought them into the world. Give the gift a safe birthing kit for $35.

2) Community Health

Information and access save lives. This is how Samaritan’s Purse was able to play a role in bringing the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia to an end and also prevent countless other epidemics around the world, particularly in the wake of natural disasters such as earthquakes and weather-related calamities. Help provide training for 1 community healthcare worker for $50.

3) Access to life-saving care

Transform the life of a child or adult with a gift that can help a patient find their way through complex healthcare systems. Your gift of $150 enables us to provide local, Christian guides and advocates for families and children as they face overwhelming decisions and treatments for conditions such as heart defects and life-threatening infections, injuries or illnesses.