One of the projects that I am going to be working on/with this year is the Sampan Community Health project.
Sampan is a program that works in Northern India and trains and supports local community health workers to provide remote villages with a health worker. These are people who are members of the local community and are provided with basic medical knowledge to recognise and treat common medical problems and refer on those which are more complex. Sampan seeks to care for both the spiritual and physical aspects of healthy living. This is one of the aspects of the program that really excites me.
It’s really great to be able to be part of a project which brings together my two passions: my faith and medicine. So, it’s wonderful to both be able to be a part of the work, but also to be able to learn and grow through some of what they are doing.
If you are interested in finding out a bit more you could check out their website or chat to me. Maybe you’re even looking for a medical mission to support, can I just say I would heartily endorse your supporting Sampan!