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MAI are looking for a Lead Fundraiser

We are looking to appoint an innovative and proactive Lead Fundraiser to sustain and develop our income generating activity.  Starting with a focus on individual giving and churches.  This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to shape the future of fundraising at Medic Assist International. MAI is a Christian specialist charity passionate about improving healthcare provision for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities in the world. Established in 2003, it has improved healthcare for over 50,000 people.  Currently, we are working with local partners in Nepal, India, South Africa and South Sudan. We raise funds for appropriately resourcing and developing local partners healthcare provision as they work to establish long term local sustainability. We are looking for

February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Improving Ajit’s quality of life

When Ajit visited the traditional healer about a wound in his inner cheek, the traditional healer applied a paste of roots and bark to the wound. Not realising it was cancerous, Ajit tried to accept the pain that would not go away. That is, until his daughter learnt about cancer at school and realised that might be the problem.  The cancer was too advanced to treat, but our partner's palliative care team were able to relieve his pain, provide ongoing pain relief and other symptom care, alongside emotional and spiritual support for him and his family. Since January our partner, Chinchpada Christian Hospital, has provided palliative care for 148 patients like Ajit with terminal cancer.  Cancer awareness meetings in villages and schools have reached

October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Curry Evening

You are invited to  A Traditional Friday Night Curry Evening! with British real ale, followed by Indian sweets with coffee or chai tea It will be held on Friday 16th November 7.30pm   Hosted by Neil & Carol Wild at Roebuck Inn, Banbury Road,  North Newington, OX15 6AB.    With special guests Dr. Deepak Singh and Dr. Ashita Singh Proceeds will be supporting pioneering village palliative home-care, Maharashtra, India Donation of £20 per person for a selection of Indian curry Soft & alcoholic drinks may be purchased from the bar. RSVP:  Text Steve: 07482925431 or Neil: 07801 164034 Parking at the primary school on School Lane OX15 6AQ  

October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Stronger Together

People living with HIV Self-Help Groups in Nepal provide valuable peer support to members. They encourage one another  to adhere to treatment, and support each other on hospital visits or when they fall sick.  Monthly meetings are a safe place for them, where they can be themselves, and do not need to hide their HIV status.    The group receives training on managing micro savings and loans, entrepreneurship and how to become a sustainable community organisation.  Our partner helps the group to work with local government, including accessing funding. ‘I used to feel I was going to die soon but since being in the group my desire to live has increased, and I believe I will live’. ‘It feels very different when

October 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Valuable Lessons Learnt in Lebanon

It has been a privilege to have supported SKILD’s (Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences)  pilot project in Lebanon to develop approaches that help pupils with special needs to continue in mainstream education. Parents and teachers have reported improved in pupil performance and behaviour; Teachers are  better equipped to assess and teach children with learning differences; SKILD learnt more about implementing special education services.  The pilot’s achievements were used to influence the Ministry of Education target to recruit 30 special needs educators to scale up this knowledge and help more schools in Lebanon to improve the wellbeing of children who are at social, emotional and academic risk. "We are grateful to MAI for coming alongside SKILD on this highly worthy

September 3rd, 2018|Lebanon, Uncategorized|

Romogi Primary Health Care Clinic

MAI has funded the building of Romogi Primary Health Care Clinic which will serve the town and surrounding villages amounting to at least 25,000 people.  The facility is nearing completion as the photo below shows.  Our grants have provided the full building cost, solar power, borehole water pumping and storage as well as medical equipment and furniture.  The Centre is the vision of Anthony Poggo, former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kajo Keji. The previous Health Centre was part of a mission compound with a church and school as well. The church and school have been rebuilt under the leadership of the Bishop – Anthony Poggo – who formerly headed ACROSS – a South Sudan organisation committed to holistic

January 1st, 2017|Kajo Keji, Uncategorized|