About World Medical Mission

Through World Medical Mission, Samaritan’s Purse is providing Christian hospitals and clinics with critically-needed Christian medical personnel—to treat patients as witnesses of God's love.

World Medical Mission - a ministry of Samaritan's Purse - places volunteer Evangelical Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel in short-term service at mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We provide placement and logistical support for our volunteers, opening doors to the Good News in remote areas and bringing physical restoration and spiritual healing through quality, compassionate medical care.

World Medical Mission began in 1977. That's when two surgeon brothers, Drs. Lowell and Richard Furman, approached Franklin Graham and expressed their desire to volunteer for a short-term assignment in a mission hospital during their vacation, but said there didn't seem to be any organization that arranged trips like that. While still a student in college, Franklin accepted the challenge to lead this organization and World Medical Mission was born.

Today we assist scores of mission hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East by arranging assignments for Evangelical Christian doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals.

The motivation behind all our efforts is Christ's command to go and "heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you'" (Luke 10:9, NIV). In remote areas around the world, missionary medicine is one of the most effective means of evangelism available. Each year the hospitals we serve are used by God to lead thousands of people to faith in Jesus Christ.

Read more about serving overseas and the support provided by World Medical Mission.

Ways you can help


Please pray for the World Medical Mission volunteers who are using their skills to help people who do not have access to medical and dental treatment. Pray that God would protect them and use them as they serve others.


Your generous gift to World Medical Mission will help us recruit medical professionals to volunteer overseas, bringing assistance to desperate patients and hospitals around the world. Donate Here