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A Hero Prevails!

Posted on October 24, 2014 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Patient Stories, Programs, Volunteering | 0 comments

The world is celebrating as Nina Pham, the nurse that first contracted Ebola while trying to take care of Thomas Duncan in Dallas has been released from the hospital and is Ebola free!  Yes, the technology and medical services are available to deal with this difficult disease, and it cuts through all the chaos created by the media and brings us back to the point we have been making all along.  We must develop medical infrastructure where the disease starts so that we can address the disease immediately and save lives!

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Disease in the developing world is public enemy number one.  Nina is free of ebola today as she received immediate intensive care at Texas Presbyterian in Dallas and then in then the National Institute of Health in Maryland.  This disease can be handled, but it needs immediate attention when contracted.  The reason for the amount of scare and crisis in the developing world is that the medical infrastructure does not exist.  Medical Ministry International is developmental for this very reason, we must address the root cause of disease and provide the medical care necessary at the point of origination.

Nina Pham and all the heroes that have sought to care for Ebola patients and then contracted themselves have overcome a dreaded disease and also helped the next person that is unfortunate to be diagnosed with Ebola.  Each time we are able to provide care, we learn more about the disease and how to deal with the various challenges it presents.  Hopefully, everyone will now take a step back and understand the seriousness of the disease, but also not let it cause chaos in your lives.  The main issue to address is in West Africa and we need financial support and resources to address this disease there and get it under control.  Lives can be saved from some horrific disease, but only if the proper facilities and training exist. That is our calling and that is our focus at MMI, and we continue our work celebrating the victories over disease from heroes like Nina and all those that are not as fortunate.

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