WELCOME

Welcome to the website for the Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM), a 60-year legacy of Christ-centered health care in Zambia and Malawi, supporting the Gospel ministry carried out by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) in partnership with the Lutheran Church of Central Africa (LCCA).

 

CAMM operates the Lutheran Mission Rural Health Centre in Zambia with permanent buildings including registration and examination areas, a pharmacy, lab, and labor and delivery rooms.  In Malawi, the Lutheran Mobile Clinic is based in Lilongwe and operates a mobile clinic unit which travels to four designated bush areas on a weekly schedule. The operation of the clinics and the national staff are overseen by the Central Africa Medical Mission stateside committee and a Field Director. Nearly 80,000 patients are served annually. 

 

We encourage you to explore our site to learn more about the mission and ministry of CAMM, and to read the stories from the field.  You can also learn about ways that you can get involved and make an impact on our brothers and sisters in Christ in Zambia and Malawi.  You can help us share the love of Jesus while serving them and providing assistance for their physical needs.  If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us.

The Central Africa Medical Mission Committee

 

KENYA MEDICAL CAMP 2024 

 From February 23-February 29, 2024, members of the CAMM-Committee, accompanied by Gary and Beth Evans, had the opportunity to travel to Kenya to assist in a temporary medical camp.  Partnering with One Africa Team-Pastor John Roebke, the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ-Kenya, and the WELS Christian Aid and Relief, we hosted a 4-day temporary medical camp.  With the medical oversight of the local Kenyan healthcare staff, over 1440 people of all ages were evaluated, screened, and provided necessary medications.  More importantly, over 1440 people were taught about our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

UPDATE!!  To God be the glory!  Through the generous donations of our supporters, CAMM is able to purchase the Blood Count Analyzer.  CAMM relies on our supporters to help us to meet our mission.  Thank you and God Bless!

 

In Zambia, our Lutheran Mission Rural Health Centre needs to update our blood count analyzer. This instrument is utilized daily to analyze patient whole blood specimens for the complete blood count (CBC) and has not been updated for many years. Results include red blood cell count, white blood cell count, platelet count, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, red blood cell indices, and a leukocyte differential. These specific results direct our health care staff towards patient diagnoses and treatment plans. In order to keep our equipment current, please consider supporting the purchase of a new analyzer. Please reach out to Stacy Stolzman, Development Director, with your intent via phone at 414-303-4976 or email at development.director.camm@gmail.com

News From the field

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DONATE TO THE CENTRAL AFRICA MEDICAL MISSION (CAMM)

African life is difficult many people are desperate for basic medical care and often the children suffer the most. CAMM is able to serve patients in Zambia and Malawi at little or sometimes no cost to them …THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

 

The Central Africa Medical Mission operates solely on donations. We trust in the grace of God to open the hearts of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) congregations, ladies’ groups, schools, and individuals to provide the necessary funds to continue serving the people of Zambia and Malawi.

 

Many groups like to send charitable items, like pill bottles, layettes, blankets and hats to our fields in Africa. The cost of postage to send even a small box to Africa can be costly for the group sending the items. CAMM is very appreciative of these gifts, and feels the goods outweigh the cost, as many of these items are not available in Africa.

 

However, there is an equal need for financial support to fund the CAMM budget for general operations. Medications and fuel are necessities, along with supplemental maize, nutrients, infant formula, travel and salaries. Our staff takes pride in knowing how to stretch every dollar to its limit.

 

By purchasing supplies in Zambia and Malawi, as opposed to buying them in the States and sending it to Africa, the Central Africa Medical Mission also infuses money into the local economies. Many items are available to purchase in the field, and in fact are actually better sourced there.  

 

To assist with monetary support, many congregational or school groups plan service projects or other activities to raise funds for CAMM.

 

Donations are processed by the WELS on behalf of the Central Africa Medical Mission. Every dollar received goes to the work of the medical mission.

 

Donations may be made:

 

By Check:   Payable to Central Africa Medical Mission

And mailed to:

WELS Gift Processing – CAMM

N16 W23377 Stone Ridge Drive

Waukesha WI 53188

 

(Note: This address is intended for monetary donations only and CANNOT accept packages. Please email our Contact Woman Coordinator at cwc.camm@gmail.com if you wish to send a package to Zambia or Malawi.)

 

By Credit Card or through a direct checking account withdrawal:

Click here to Donate Online with our secure donation site through the WELS.

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