Learn more about Via Christi's unique International Family Medicine Fellowship program, which equips medical missionaries to serve underdeveloped parts of the world -- and help provide the supplies they need -- through these special IFMF Week activities, Aug. 8-12.
Pack the Trunk
Donate badly needed everyday items in short supply at overseas medical missions. Needed items range from toothpaste and shampoo to ink pens to stethoscopes.
Bring your donations to the trunk displays in the Chang Clinic, or cafeterias at Via Christi Hospitals on St. Francis, East Harry and St. Teresa. Items will be collected through
Aug. 10. A printable list of needed items
Ethnic Meal Days in Via Christi Hospital cafeterias
Enjoy a free noontime sample of traditional Kenyan vegetable curry and flat bread, and information about the IFMF program. Meal days are Monday, Aug. 8 - Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis (with special music by the physician band, Shifting Dullness); Tuesday, Aug. 9 - Via Christi Hospital on East Harry; Wednesday, Aug. 10, Via Christi Health offices on Thorn; Thursday, Aug. 11, Via Christi Hospital on St. Teresa; and Friday, Aug. 12, - Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital.
For more information, visit the IFMF pages on the Family Medicine Residency web site.
Donate online to support the important work of Via Christi International Family Medicine Fellowship.
Or, you can contact the Via Christi Foundation at 316-946-5020.
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medical missionaries give health care — and hope
A mother living in a remote mountain region brought her sick infant to a medical missionary. As the doctor treated the baby's respiratory infection, he commented on the baby's club feet. His mother believed nothing could be done for his condition and he would grow up crippled and unable to work.
But the doctor told her he could arrange for an orthopedic surgeon to perform a simple procedure to lengthen the baby's heel cords, followed by a few months of casts and corrective shoes.
"Your child will be able to walk, play soccer and one day hold a job, marry and raise a family of his own," the doctor told her.
Her eyes flooded with tears. She had no idea that her baby could have a bright future.