Medic Assist International was founded in 2003. The organisation Release International was helping Vom Christian Hospital to treat victims of ethno-religious violence in Plateau State, Nigeria. But their constitution only enabled them to treat wounded Christians, even though people of other faiths, or no faith, urgently 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.
We have helped our partners provide clinics in South Africa and South Sudan, end-of-life care in India, Uganda and South Africa, social care and public health in Nepal, hospital services in Nigeria and South Sudan and health need assessments in Iraq.
Our partners have provided access to healthcare – in most cases – where none was previously available; people benefitting includes treatment numbers and communities served.
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 designed to meet the needs of their project.
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 are passionate about whole person healthcare, bringing health and hope; we are committed to God as the source of all goodness, love and life, to being part of the church around the world, and to the Kingdom of God and its advance.