Physicians Unite to Serve the Underserved in Brazil

News December 23, 2022

Belem, Brazil | South-American Division

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2022

The Adventist Medical Association (AMA) of the South American Division held its annual congress in the city of Belem, Para, at the premises of the Belem Adventist Hospital – which was first founded by pioneer missionaries Leo and Jessie Halliwell. The meeting brought together physicians from Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, along with medical students, to refocus on comprehensive health ministry and mission outreach. As part of the event, AMA collaborated with the Belem Adventist Hospital and the Northern Union in Brazil to organize a health outreach for the vulnerable population in the city of Bacarena. Forty physicians took time off their busy practices to volunteer, offering free medical, surgical, gynecological, pediatric, and psychiatric care during the three days. Over 1000 people received care and were touched by the love of God. “We had the opportunity to pray with them, offer words of hope, and share Christ’s love with each one we saw,” said Dr. Daniela Kano. “We certainly were instruments in the hands of the Great Physician. What a privilege!” she added.

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