In 2003, Release International was supporting Vom Christian Hospital in treating victims of the ethno-religious violence in Plateau State, Nigeria. However, the constitution of the mission only enabled them to treat wounded Christians, even though people of other faiths, or no faith, needed access to treatment.

A subsequent meeting in Edinburgh between Release International and other interested parties led to the formation of MAI later in 2003.


Projects funded

We have enabled our partners to provide mobile clinics in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, permanent clinics in South Sudan and KwaZulu Natal, end of life care in Uganda, India and KwaZulu Natal, Social care and public health in Nepal, hospital services in Nigeria and South Sudan and health need assessments in Iraq.


People benefitted

Our partners have provided access to healthcare – in most cases – where none was previously available; people benefitting includes treatment numbers and communities served by end of 2018.


Volunteers who’ve visited

MAI Volunteers have supported our partners through medical training and treatments, building, painting and childcare; all visits have been at the request of the partner and geared to meeting the needs of their project.

Our Vision

Medic Assist International enables local partners to develop sustainable healthcare in vulnerable and marginalised communities. We do this by funding projects that we have good reason to believe can be self-sustaining in the long run and by sending short term volunteers at our partners request.

Our Values

We are moved and compelled by God’s abundant love; we are committed to be agents of that love, expressed through mercy and peace.

We are appalled at the brokenness of humanity; we are committed to see the most vulnerable and poorest have access to the healthcare they need.

We value every penny and minute of time given to us; we are committed to the most effective use of resources

We are inspired by the commitment and compassion of our partners; we are committed to a shared vision for change and desire to learn and adapt.

​We passionate about whole person healthcare, bringing health and hope; we are committed to God as the source of all goodness, love and life,  to be part of the church around the world; and to the Kingdom of God and its advance.