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To heal the hurting globally and locally by providing life-saving pharmaceuticals, vitamins and medical supplies to medical mission teams, clinics and hospitals; to build healthy communities by treating the poor and victims of endemic medical problems, outbreaks of disease, or overwhelming disasters; to transform lives by actively demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
Blessings International serves as a source of pharmaceuticals for Christian hospitals, clinics and dispensaries in over 80 developing nations in any given year. From 1981 to today, Blessings International has served medical ministries in more than 140 nations. A similar service is provided to medical teams performing short-term medical outreaches in isolated locations that have limited or no health services available. Frequently access even to primary care is determined by one factor only: the availability of medicines for use in treating needy and otherwise indigent patients. While nationally trained nurses and physicians are available, medicine is typically the major missing component of health care delivery in most developing nations. Access to donated medicine or low cost medicine is the problem which Blessings International assists in overcoming.
Most of Blessings' overhead expense and time is expended providing pharmaceuticals and medical supplies that accompany medical teams performing short-term clinics in developing nations, another focus is on the chronic phase of disaster relief. After the press has left any disaster site, the chronic or long-term effects of a disaster become paramount. At such times other organizations frequently leave due to a decline in interest and support by the general public.
Pharmaceuticals received through Blessings International are also helping many indigent patients here in the USA. Having augmented the variety of our purchased inventory, we now serve clinics in the US that are based in churches or run by charitable organizations. While the amount of medicines shipped to these clinics is small compared to that shipped abroad, the number of requests for use in treating indigents in the US is steady. We are very pleased to be able to have a part in assisting very needy people within the US in addition to those in developing nations!
- Kara Beam
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