What We Do
Medical Mission Aid (MMA) is a registered Christian charity that provides development aid by supporting and partnering with in country organisations in developing countries to demonstrate God’s love through practical ways, specifically related to the health and medical field.
The United Nations, in its plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030, outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations, 2020). MMA specifically targets:
- Goal 1
“End poverty in all its forms everywhere” by giving scholarships to those who cannot afford higher education, to study in the field of medical and other health related professions so that they can gain employment and lift themselves as well as their families and communities out of poverty.
- Goal 3
“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. By supporting hospitals and medical facilities by providing funding for equipment, medication and other supplies, our partners in the field are improving the health of the most vulnerable, disadvantaged and remote communities and saving lives. Some of our partner organisations serve and improve the quality of life of very marginalised groups, such as those with leprosy and people with disabilities.
- Goal 5
“Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” is also vital in MMA’s work, with at least 50% of medical scholarships being given to females. Many of the projects that MMA support are specifically focussed on women’s health and empowerment.
To strengthen the capacity of local organisations so they are better equipped to impact those people they are serving. Effective, sustainable development requires an approach which involves local people taking ownership, planning, setting priorities, managing and implementing programs and assessing effectiveness and adjusting programs as required. MMA has longstanding, quality relationships, based on mutual respect and trust, with both our in country partners and many donors and are always open to new partnership opportunities.
MMA is committed to provide transparency and accountability to both our donor and recipient partners.