Resourcing and supporting Ukrainian Christian doctors
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In March 2022, the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship Australia (CMDFA) [in partnership with HealthServe Australia (HSA) and the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA)], invited Australian community members to support the people of Ukraine under invasion.
Together, an appeal has been made that will resource and support Ukrainian Christian doctors through communications, medical supplies, medicines and other aid.
We are all deeply concerned and saddened by the recent and ongoing events in Ukraine. We are especially concerned for the lives and wellbeing of the civilians on the ground who have been thrust into an unwanted conflict.
ICMDA is in regular contact with doctors and dentists throughout the country through the Christian Medical Association (CMA) of Ukraine.
“CMA is deeply committed to mitigating the effects of the war through caring for the wounded, displaced and homeless, offering protection and support to refugees and serving in frontline health facilities.”
CMA is deeply committed to mitigating the effects of the war through caring for the wounded, displaced and homeless, offering protection and support to refugees and serving in frontline health facilities.
We invite all Australian community members to give generously to support the people of Ukraine. The Australian community has so far generously donated over $100,000 towards the initial campaign aim of $125,000. We are so grateful (on behalf of our partners in Ukraine) for your extraordinary generosity. We now seek to continue this support for people subjected to barbarity and brutality, whose lives we see on nightly television.
Dr Peter Saunders of ICMDA shares:
“ICMDA members have given generously and enabled us to buy drugs and supplies …. This is our biggest Ukraine week yet. We are sending out 185 pallets in four lorries and three vans… God is good! Thank you everyone for all your hard work and prayers.”
See Dr Rudi of the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine speak here with gratitude and hope.
Donations to this appeal are tax-deductible.
To continue to donate see https://www.healthserve.org.au/
For real-time updates about the situation as it develops and how the resources are being used, please see https://icmda.net/ukraineappeal/
- Wisdom and courage for international leaders
- Protection of civilians
- Restraint by armed forces
- Resources, protection and strength for responding healthcare professionals
- Care for the injured, and support for refugees
- Generosity and compassion from God’s people
- Courage for God’s people to advocate and speak up for justice for those with no voice
- That God will grant His protection, presence and peace to His people
- That God will build His church through this crisis
Dr. Michael Burke Dr. Michael Burke envisions global health transformed by accessible, compassionate and high quality health care for all. Michael is committed to whole person medicine – seeking spiritual, emotional and physical health for everyone. He is an Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and the executive officer of HealthServe Australia. Michael enjoys the Psalms, birdwatching and his family.