In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SIM’s medical ministry network is equipping hospitals and health care workers around the world for what lies ahead. The suffering and uncertainty of the crisis spans the globe. Equipment and supply shortages make responding even more difficult, especially in countries where resources are few and health systems are fragile. But SIM is now raising funds to provide vital equipment and training to hospitals in Africa, Asia, and South America.

SIM’s COVID-19 Health Ministry Immediate Response project will ensure immediate assistance gets to the front lines. This may mean supplying funds directly, arranging the supply of life-saving equipment, or helping train local workers how to triage and treat patients. In a survey of SIM’s global medical ministries, located in some 30 countries, the most pressing need is for personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff working with suspected COVID-19 patients. Decisions on where to allocate funds from the Immediate Response Project will be made by a team of SIM health professionals who are in touch with their colleagues around the world. The funds will go to wherever they are most needed.

The following SIM hospitals, health care centers, and medical partners are confirmed recipients for funds raised through SIM’s COVID-19 Immediate Response project.

AngolaCEML Hospital

Bolivia: Yawisla Family Medicine Centre

Chad: Community Health

Ecuador: Medical teaching and discipleship

Ethiopia: Discovery Eye Centre

Kenya: Kijabe Hospital

LiberiaELWA Hospital

Malawi: Partners in Hope (PIH)

Nepal: Green Pastures Hospital

NigerGalmi Hospital, Galmi; Danja Hospital, Danja

NigeriaECWA Hospital

Paraguay: New Life Mobile Clinic

Peru: Diospi Suyana Hospital

South Africa: Hospital

Senegal: Community Health

South Sudan: Grieve Memorial Clinic, Doro

ZambiaMukinge Hospital


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