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

Our healthcare ministry partners

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

Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
4209 Royal Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73108=2033
(405) 606-7027

Medical Missions Response
P.O. Box 57011
Oklahoma City OK 73157-7011
(866) 667-8996

Brought to tears by an outhouse

A year ago, Diwata Ocampo* had never used a toilet.


South Asian poor receive classes, meals through BGR project

A BGR project in South Asia is providing a variety of services to beggars and construction workers along with impoverished mothers and children.


Through dental education, a young man’s mouth heals

Despite this social stigma, Ali helped take care of his parents and seven siblings while his father suffered from high blood pressure and other ailments. Around the age of 25, he was still trying to finish a high school degree while also apprenticing as a shopkeeper. He would spend half his days at school and the other half at a shop, learning the trade.


Nutrition, values training for Middle Eastern children

Conflict in the Middle East raises security concerns for humanitarian workers, but BGR partners continue to provide assistance


TB education in SE Asia

Tuberculosis is a leading killer in one area of Southeast Asia.


Praise:Teaching practical health lessons in S Asia

Villages in South Asia continue to experience transformation!One BGR partner team teaches preventive health techniques to women.


Praise: Free clinics provided wholesale medicines

One remote area of this South Asian country has no available health care and few pharmacies.


Medical Opportunities in Athens Greece

When refugees step through the doors of the Oasis Center in Athens, the love of Christ embraces them in a variety of ways.


Syrian Community Relief and Development – Medical/Dental

You will be providing general medical / Dental services to Syrian Armenian Refugees while working alongside Armenian Doctors


Mother and Child Health Centre Jabori

The project is going to provide the necessary health care facilities to the pregnant mothers and children


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