Baptist Global Response

Health Care

Health Care Connections



Rescue the perishing

Health care is an integral part of meeting human needs – and the need is overwhelming. Diarrheal diseases kill about 2 million small children each year. About 4 million people die each year from acute respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia. A full 45 percent of deaths in poor communities of Southeast Asia and Africa are caused by infectious diseases. One-third of the world’s population does not have access to essential drugs. In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are fewer than three doctors per 10,000 people. When God has given us the skills and tools to help, how can we not reach out in love and rescue those who are perishing?

A healing touch

All around the world, Southern Baptists are engaged in healing ministry – bringing physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness to hurting, suffering people. We follow the example of Jesus, who modeled healing ministry and commanded his followers to care for “the least of these.” Baptist Global Response offers opportunities for medical ministries that allow health care professionals to live out the compassion of Christ with people in need. BGR does this in partnership with a variety of groups, such as Global Medical Alliance/International Mission Board, Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship, Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Medical Missions Response, as well as many others.

You can help!

Health care professionals like you can make a difference in any number of ways. You can pray for health needs and health care projects. You can find out what is going on in health care ministries around the world. Become aware of the needs. As you learn about needs, make yourself available if God asks you to go with a medical team or to a medical institution. You can be involved in patient care, public health projects or medical education. You also can become equipped to respond when disaster strikes.  To apply for a project click here.

For more information:

Contact Rebekah Naylor at

Follow our BGR Health Care Connections page on Facebook. 

Our healthcare ministry partners

International Mission Board, SBC
P.O. Box 6767
Richmond, VA 23230
(800) 999-3113

Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
3751 Main St Suite 600-333
The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 475-2511

You helped the lame to walk!

You helped keep her alive when doctors didn’t know why she was sick.


For Eman, freedom is the feeling of movement—the sensation of motion.

For a while, this 6-year-old simply laid on the ground each day in the displacement camp where her family lived.


When you clicked “donate,” you took care of Haneen.

A little girl sits calmly in her checkered yellow dress while volunteers smear plaster on her arm.


Medical care for migrant workers

Pray for a nurse who offers medical care and health lessons to migrant workers.


Pray for health care needs of displaced peoples in the Middle East

Millions of people have been displaced after losing homes, possessions and family members.


Kigoma Baptist Hospital Prayer Requests

Pray for the Kigoma Baptist Hospital, where thousands of patients are treated annually.


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