#GivingTuesday

This year has, at times, seemed incredibly long. But here we are just a few weeks away from 2021. Not much in this past year has gone to plan – you can read about that here and here. But if 2020 has taught us one thing, it is to not…

Video: Day in the life of a medical mission

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a medical mission trip? It can be a little challenging to know what to expect if you haven’t gone on a mission. On our trip to Guatemala, in the fall of 2019, we followed around Randy Archibald, a…

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 tenens…

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…

I Left my Heart in Africa

We stood on the tarmac, bleary eyed from the jet-lag and sticky from the humidity. But there were smiles all around. We had made it to Lusaka. To Zambia. To Africa. Africa has always been on my bucket list. It has always seemed vibrant, eclectic, and full of life. Yet,…

Another Opportunity to Make a Difference

Going on a medical mission trip often causes us to step outside our comfort zone. This was especially true this past Thanksgiving when five physicians traveled to Haiti, amid political protests across Port-Au-Prince. With much needed services shut down, these hardworking physicians were able to deliver much needed healthcare and…

Thailand Gulf

In September 2018, the Making a Difference Foundation provided a financial grant to International Medical Relief (IMR) so six physicians could participate in a medical mission trip to Cambodia. Partnering with IMR, the Song Saa Foundation, the Cambodian government, and CompHealth Locum Tenens, the physicians traveled to the remote Koh…

Guatemala Medical Mission Trip

Living in the shadow of three volcanos is no easy feat. The thick jungles, intense heat, and remote location provide unique challenges for the community in La Antigua, Guatemala, especially when it comes to accessing healthcare. While the country of Guatemala believes that every citizen has the universal right to…

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