Who We Are



For some years members of Churches of Christ have seen the need for improving the standard of medical services in Northern Vanuatu. Churches of Christ Medical Santo is a Christian not-for-profit humanitarian medical aid organisation, registered in Vanuatu as a Charitable Association to provide Primary Health Services and support the existing health services in Northern Vanuatu. This is a project supported by Churches of Christ in Queensland, New Zealand and Vanuatu. There is an Executive Committee that manage and monitor this project to ensure that medical services provided are in line with the needs of the communities.

We are dedicated to integrating Medical Santo in partnership with the Vanuatu Ministry of Health to provide support and to capacity build the local medical staff which respects the local community, meets human needs both physical and spiritual, and works for a lasting change in the lives of all those we interact with.


Where It Began

The Dream

Are you a compassionate person? Do you live in a country that has medical facilities that you can call on 24 hours a day? Most living in the Northern Islands of Vanuatu have never Dreamed of these medical services. Death and serious sickness in these communities is too common and family and friends are lost through many treatable illnesses. Medical Santo was a Dream created from the resources, determination and hard work of some very committed Christian families from Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand. Families who saw the need and were determined to be part of the solution.

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The Dream

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First Steps

With the help of friends and businesses from Vanuatu, New Zealand and Australia we purchased and renovated our clinic in Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo. From here with the help of numerous volunteers we provide medical services and support through staffing, training and resources to the local Northern District Hospital. With the signing of our MOU with the Vanuatu Ministry of Health that clearly articulates the commitment of both parties to work together to achieve positive outcomes for the people, Medical Santo is committed long term to Partnering in Sustainable Health in Northern Vanuatu.


First Steps

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Today

First year Volunteers? 16 doctors, 42 nurses, 6 paramedics, 7 specialists, 4 educators as well as many other supporters have given medical attention and support to over 1200 patients in our clinic as well as over 750 patients assessed in their work place with age, weight, blood pressure and blood sugar checks taken including education sessions on the cause and symptoms of NCD’s and how to ease these diseases with good nutrition and healthy living. What an effort by our generous volunteers.

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Today

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Tomorrow

We are currently looking for a long term volunteer Senior Doctors to provide clinical treatment, governance, and medical supervision as well as coordinate medical care, leadership and management of the clinic’s medical services.

This position will work with the in country Service Manager to develop ongoing, sustainable service delivery across primary health services, women’s clinics, facilitate visiting medical specialists, education and training to rural and island communities.

We need to secure a substantial funding base to provide the best medical services in the most efficient manner to those in most need. We will employ more ni-Vanuatu medical staff to Partner in Sustainable Health building medical capacity, education and training into the rural and island communities.


First Steps

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The Support Team




 

 


 


The Team on the Ground


 






 

Reaching thousands of people each year

Your support is vital is providing quality medical care to people and communities in Northern Vanuatu. Thankyou for putting your love in action.

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