Get Involved: Medical Mission

Dr. Deborah Ann Turner of Des Moines has led 5 Medical Missions to Tanzania. In the past ten years, Outreach has taken over 1,200 medical professionals and support staff to Singida, Tanzania for a short-term medical trip.

The tireless efforts of these teams have transformed the lives of thousands of Tanzanians with little or no access to professional health care. Many of the medical professionals including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, and the support staff have made multiple trips with us.

Outreach Program partners with personnel in the Singida Hospital to provide clinics and surgeries. The equipment and supplies for two surgical suites have been sent to Singida Hospital by Outreach who receives that equipment in donations from hospitals in the U.S.

Outreach Program takes two medical teams a year to Singida to provide medical care for that city as well as rural areas. Outreach also has a year round Port-a-Doc, a pickup outfitted like a veterinarian’s truck, that travels to rural areas with minor medical support.