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Medical Missions

Welcome to the new public homepage of the CMA Missions Committee. Over the next few months, we will be developing content to help you discern your place in Catholic missions, whether it is to travel as a long- or short-term medical missionary, to financially support a missionary or mission project, or to commit to regular prayer for missionaries or mission projects. Please join the CMA Community for discussion and more regular updates, and to join our Medical Missions Interest Group forum for on-line events to hear from Catholic medical mission organizations and missionaries.

Please consider a donation to CMA’s Medical Missions program today.

Upcoming Virtual Event:

Please join the CMA Medical Missions Interest Group via Zoom on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:30 PM ET as Judy Craig, CRNA and Fr. Richard Roemer present their work in Honduras with Solanus Medical Mission and the Saint Benedict Joseph Medical Center. There will be a short presentation followed by Q&A.

Please sign up here:

Mission Doctors Association (MDA)

“Following Christ’s call to heal the sick, Mission Doctors Association (MDA) provides lifesaving medical care for the poor and training for local healthcare professionals around the world.”

Since 1959, MDA has made it possible for Catholic Doctors and their families to follow the call of their faith to serve at the request of local Bishops and Religious Orders.

For more than 60 years, MDA has supported Catholic healthcare provided by the local Church.  Mission Doctors offer both direct care and training for local health professionals.  Every location is evaluated for need, security, housing, spiritual and professional support, and the ability to utilize the professional skills of a doctor. Additionally, all sites are visited annually by a member of the organization.

Today, Mission Doctors, singles, couples, and families serve in Honduras, Peru, Tanzania, and Uganda. Today, Family Practice Physicians, Dentists, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgeons, OBGYNs, and other specialties all have a place in this mission of healing, whether as a long (3 year) or short term (1-3 months) Mission Doctor.  Contact the office to learn more about how you can become involved.

MDA is currently hosting introductory webinars twice annually for doctors, dentists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners interested in learning more.

Other medical and nonmedical professionals interested in serving for three years can contact Mission Doctors’ sister organization, www.LayMissionHelpers.org