Giving back on a medical mission to Thailand

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield, Global Medical Staffing   Have you ever wanted to use your medical skills to give back through an international medical mission? The Making a Difference Foundation recently helped two physicians have just such an experience on a medical mission to Thailand. Both providers work as locum…

Looking back at 2019

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough to be there.”  – Anonymous Sometimes we think that making a difference needs to be some big change or grand gesture. This is not correct. The truth…

The Impact of Work

2019 has been an incredible year at the Making a Difference Foundation! Our little team of three hit our 1-year work anniversary and we moved into a new space dedicated to the Foundation. We implemented new technology solutions and enhanced our communications. We received over 50 Local Grant requests and…

Addressing Common Fears

Planning for international travel can be a little stressful. Add in a remote medical mission and it can be downright scary especially if you don’t know what to expect. When we talk to providers who are getting ready for a medical mission, they often share with us some concerns. The…

Getting Involved at Home

While it can be invigorating to volunteer overseas, getting involved at home is just as important. Volunteer work is more than a story or a line on a resume – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. But choosing where to focus your time and talents can be difficult….

The Importance of Health Education

When thinking about doing a medical mission trip most people will ask themselves questions like, where am I interested in going, how long can I be away from home, or do I have to speak the language? This are all valid questions, and ones that only you can answer. But…

Making a Difference In Guatemala: My medical mission story

Guest Blogger: Wendy Barton I work for a company called CompHealth, and it is our purpose to make a difference for our people, providers, and clients, and our community. Helping to fulfill this purpose through my daily work is something I’ve always been really proud to be a part of….

La Antigua, Guatemala

This was the Making a Difference Foundation’s second time to Guatemala with International Medical Relief. We were so excited to take five CompHealth physicians to help deliver healthcare and health education to the Guatemalan people. The CompHealth providers joined a larger 50 person team, with varying specialties and backgrounds. The…

Video of Zambia Mission

Zambia is facing a shortage of trained doctors and healthcare staff. The Making a Difference Foundation, in partnership with Weatherby Healthcare and International Medical Relief, sent 5 doctors into this region to deliver medical care. Hear from a couple of the doctors what their experience was like on this medical…

Making a Difference in the Heart of the Masai Mara

Jambo! Recently five advanced practice professionals embarked on an incredible journey to the Masai Mara in Kenya. These providers were greeted with the warmth and hospitality you experience only from the Masai. As they entered the village the people were singing a native welcome song, and immediately our providers were…

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