January 2019

Health care services for refugees in Indonesia, Jakarta

Just like in many other countries, there is an increasing number of refugees entering in Indonesia who are fleeing from their countries because of conflict, war, poverty, natural disasters and other reasons.  

Celebrating 50 Years of Healing Presence as a Medical Mission Sister

50 years ago, Sister Speciosa Babikinamu made her First Profession of Vows and became the first Medical Mission Sister from Africa. A trained nurse and midwife, she has worked in multiple MMS hospitals, in addition to founding the Traditional Birth Attendant Program in Kasanga (which was adapted by the Ugandan Government!). She advises younger MMS: “do not spend your youthful years trying to decide. Do not be afraid of mistakes.