[Please note that we completed our last Medical Clinic Trip. Please see the Related Documents section for our Trip Report. Thank you for your support!]
India has more than 1.1 billion people and will soon overtake China as the largest population in the world. Although its economy ranks 10th in the world, the income gap between the rich and poor is one of the most extreme in the world. More than 400 million Indians, more than the entire population of the USA, live below the poverty line. The vast majority of the population lacks access to adequate healthcare. There is 1 physician per 1,538 (in contrast the USA has 1 physician per 413 people). In the past when we’ve brought medical teams to remote village areas, hundreds of people would come every day walking hours per day to get to our clinic.
Since 2009, World Compassion Fellowship has sponsored medical and dental teams to work in the Gujurat area of India. We’ve been privileged to treat more than 2,300 patients combined on our medical campaigns in this area.
Our last medical team was to north India to provide primary health care and healthcare education to several communities.