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Winter 2017

The Presidents’ Travel Journal: Africa

Dr. John Payne, Advancement Facilitator and former President of MAI Recently, as outgoing President of Medical Ambassadors International, I took a trip to Africa with my wife, Madelle, and the incoming President, Dr. Ravi Jayakaran. It was a wonderful time of learning from one another and passing the baton into capable hands. During the trip […]

Interview / Winter 2017

An Interview with Dr. Ravi I. Jayakaran

Dr. Ravi (extreme right) with his parents, brother, and sister in 1974. Denise Locker, Healing Lives EditorWe are excited to introduce you to MAI’s new President, Dr. Ravi Jayakaran. He opens his heart to you in his responses in this interview. Healing Lives (HL): How did you come to a personal relationship with Christ? Ravi: […]

Field Notes / Winter 2017

Field Notes: Microenterprise Edition

Regional Coordinator Bibiana Mac Leod, South America & Caribbean Cuba Many small businesses have taken off after the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) microenterprise training. Ladies doing manicures started with little in the way of resources and not much to contribute to family needs. At the microenterprise training, six sisters in Christ were trained and have […]

Winter 2017

Good Health is Harmony

Deb Wilson, Women’s Health International Assistant One of the goals of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is to help people within communities identify and address issues which present obstacles to achieving good health. But what do we mean by “good health”? The first thought that often comes to mind is healthy bodies. And indeed, CHE addresses […]

Summer 2017

An Ounce of Prevention

Tom Mason, member of the Board, Medical Ambassadors International Dr. Ken Cooper of the Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas, founded his clinic in 1970 on the concept of preventative medicine. The focus of this clinic from the beginning has been on health assessment and counseling aimed not at curing sick people, but at helping well […]

Summer 2017

Reasons NOT to Use Latrines

John Payne, M.D., President, Medical Ambassadors International In much of the developing world, a simple change to using pit latrines for toilet purposes, rather than finding the privacy of the nearest bush, brings amazing results in better health. Believe it or not, there are many good reasons that thinking people do not want to build […]

Editor / Summer 2017

From the Editor

Denise Locker, Editor Toilet paper…really? Yes, those are rolls of toilet paper you see in the photo above. Are you wondering why they are there? First, let me ask you a question. What do you think is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries? a) Malnutrition and undernutrition b) Tuberculosis and malaria […]