Why Should I Give Back (by going a Medical Mission)?

Guest Blogger: Eddie Christensen Making a Difference Foundation Board Member   Why Should I Give Back (by going a Medical Mission)? India, Kenya, Haiti, Paraguay, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Panama all sound like fun and exotic places – and they most certainly are.  But think deeper.  How many people have you…

Disaster Relief Medical Missions

The Making a Difference Foundation is committed to helping you find a way to give back that fits your passion and experience. There are so many different types of medical missions available, and each one is different based the nonprofit partner you choose, the country you visit, and the type…

#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: Experiencing Local Culture

International travel is an extremely rewarding experience, especially when you are on a medical mission. Working side-by-side with local practitioners and helping people in a time of need becomes a bonding experience. Getting to see the local culture is the icing on the cake of a mission. Each trip is…

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…

My Medical Mission Story: Keith Linford

Guest Blogger: Keith Linford Bwindi Community Hospital in Buhoma, Uganda is literally at the end of the road leading to the impenetrable National Park. It has a tragic history of the expulsion of an indigenous population, the Batwa (pygmies), from their home in the jungle by gorillas who were protected…

My Medical Mission Story: Randy Archibald

Guest Blogger: Randy Archibald Many providers choose to practice medicine as a profession because they want to help people. My passion for working in the medical field began on a two-year mission to Chile I participated in as a young man through my church. During this mission I got pretty…

2019 Annual Report

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet the last month, you will have seen a plethora of memes about the “good ol’ days” of 2019. For the Making a Difference Foundation, 2019 was a pretty incredible year. We made giant strides forward in fulfilling our mission of igniting the passions…

How to have a great medical mission experience

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield Most physicians choose medicine as their career because they want to help people. However, the day-to-day pressures and politics of being a doctor can make it easy to lose sight of that goal. A medical mission is a great way to recapture that original purpose, allowing…

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…

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