MEDICAL MISSION

African Vision of Hope

African Vision Of Hope Logo - MDF Stethoscope

Zambia, South Africa

President and CEO of African Vision of Hope, Judi Bertels, is working with several clinics and a hospital in Zambia. It was difficult Judi to explain how challenging it is to be a doctor in Zambia. One of her clinic doctors does not have an autoclave or even a chest x-ray machine but simply a microscope. AVOH sends many of their school children to his clinic. African Vision of Hope also works with University Teaching Hospital in Zambia. It is the large government hospital that serves the country. She describes the hospital as "beyond explanation, bed after bed after bed with 2 or more children per bed." One doctor has over 400 children on his waiting list that need heart surgery. AVOH is sending many children to India for surgery, but they find it frustrating to see so many children dying without any options. She was able to share an uplifting story with us as well.

Medical Mission - African Vision Of Hope - MDF Stethoscope

One child, named Hope, is 12 years old and has serious cleft palette, food spills through his nose and he can't close his eyes. Last week Judi emailed Smile Train and got an email back from a surgical team that will be in Zambia in the next week. Hope's picture was sent to the surgical team and they think it is possible to fix everything as they also do reconstructive surgery. Hope has a bright future ahead! AVOH's also has it's own small clinic that is run by a nurse and helps keep over 700 children healthy each day.

WELCOME TO THE NEW SCHOOL. LET'S ROLL

BE THE CAUSE

This is our oath and we need you. The WORLD needs you. We need your heart, your mind, your skills, and your partnership

MORE CRAFTING WELLNESS STORIES

IN HONOR OF OUR WELLNESS HEROES

Health Volunteers Overseas

At MDF Instruments, our commitment extends beyond crafting superior medical tools; it encompasses a vision for a healthier, more equitable world. We are honored to partner with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), an organization dedicated to enhancing healthcare access and quality in resource-scarce regions.

View Details

UniCare Specialized Polyclinic

Through the best clinic services they can provide, UniCare Specialized Polyclinic is a dream-team of passionate clinicians dedicated to improving community health and wellbeing. This is why MDF is honored to be partners with UniCare, providing them with stethoscopes and blood pressure monitors.

View Details

Paloma Blanca Ministries

It only took one customer service phone call inquiring about our stethoscopes to discover a newfound partner whose drive to be local philanthropists was discovered. During the conversation it surfaced that Cynthia Ruiz and her Husband Manuel Ruiz are founders of a non profit organization called Paloma Blanca Ministries.

View Details