Medical missions are something to wait for. While it is actually intended for the poor, the middle class and even the rich people can also benefit from its services. Locals may admire volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists and other health professionals for their free service, but is it really free? What can these people gain as volunteers for a medical mission?
Medical missions are common in developing countries. These are generally organized by Catholics or Christians. While there are international groups such as the American Leprosy Missions and the CMMB’s Medical Volunteer Program, there are also the local groups. In the Philippines, the most recognized medical mission groups are the St. Charles Borromeo Philipine Medical Mission and H.O.P.E Foundation International.