Medical Mission Oppportunities


Doctors have a great opportunity to make a difference in many parts of the world where there is a need for Christ's healing. From a few months short-term placement, to a several year commitment, overseas Christian medical mission is an excellent way to put your skills to work in service.

We are committed to supporting the work of Christian doctors both locally and overseas. 

The following specific opportunities have been brought to our attention:
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Associate GP/Lead Clinician - Aranui, Christchurch

Posted June 2018

Are you up for a NEW challenge?

We need a new Associate GP/Lead clinician because after 25+ years of dedicated service our Principle GP feels the time has come to reduce his workload.

Start date: Anytime from 1 August, 2018
Negotiable 4-8 hourly sessions per week. Remuneration: negotiable

We are a busy established Low-Cost (VLCA) medical practice in Aranui, Christchurch. Our client base is made up of a low socio-economic multicultural population (over 50% Maori and Polynesian). A large number of our patients are high needs and work within our practice is both challenging and rewarding!

We have a multi-disciplinary team made up of highly experienced and committed GPs, a Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurses (2 of whom are training for Prescribing), Social Worker, Community Support Worker and Administration Workers.

We all have a Christian background and see the work here as part of our faith out-working.

To experience this great opportunity, phone our Practice Manager - Rina Tait (03) 388 8300 or 021 950 264.
Email your expression of interest and CV to


Posted July 2017

INF (International Nepal Fellowship) currently have these particular mission opportunities:

* Medical work at Green Pastures Hospital The work at GPH includes treatment and rehabilitation for people living with leprosy, spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities and extends to reconstructive surgery, palliative care and specialist ear care. We are looking for people to come and help using their medical skills in the areas we work in

* Green Pastures Trainers/Advisors We’re looking for general medical practioners to train up future Nepali doctors to improve general practice. We are looking for people who can come for two weeks plus to support, train and mentor Nepali doctors in Pokhara and two rural medical facilities

If people are interested in these positions they can contact Sean Marston at:  For more information see the INF website.

YWAM Ships - Papua New Guinea

Posted July 2017

YWAM ships is a New Zealand non-profit organisation that provides medical services to the isolated people of Papua New Guinea.  They are in need of medical volunteers to serve on their vessels, the MV PACIFIC LINK, and the newly acquired MV YWAM LIBERTY.  More information can be found on the YWAM website

Papua New Guinea

Posted October 2016

Christian doctors needed at Rumginae Rural Hospital, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Originally a mission hospital, this is now a government-funded and national church-run hospital with 15 other smaller facilities. Join Dr Sharon from Pioneers NZ and Dr Kevin from PNG and serve God in open evangelism, training and generalist health care.

Suits a doctor at least 2 years postgrad and you can learn on the job. Obstetrics experience an advantage. Volunteer for shorter or longer term eg 3 months or a year – the longer the better!

Contact Rosie Crowter ( or Sharon Brandon from NZ (

For information in New Zealand about Pioneers contact Charles or Rosalie Chalmers Phone - 02040122433


Posted September 2016

Kalene Mission Hospital, Zambia has a need for short, mediumm and long-term doctors to join their team.  Kalene (pron. Kah-LAY-nee) is a 160 bed facility in the far NW corner of Zambia, approx 20km from the borders of Angola and DR Congo. It comes under the umbrella of the Christian Brethren, and has drawn missionaries (in the past) from UK, Australia, NZ, USA, Canada & a number of other places. Rachel Reed writes:  "We are currently able to offer services in the following areas: general medicine, basic surgery, obstetrics, outpatients, pharmacy, xray, ultrasound, basic laboratory testing.  We saw our last missionary doctor leave in April 2013 on urgent medical grounds. Although we have had no permanent ex-patriate doctor since that time, we have been supplied with medical staff through government channels for varying lengths of time.  Over the last 3 years, it has become clear to the mission staff and hospital administrative staff that Kalene Mission Hospital remains in need of some permanent ex-patriate medical staff to augment the Zambian doctors who come through."

For more information contact

Opportunities with Mission Organisations

We work with overseas Christian medical mission organisations so that you can find the place that God may be calling you to. Why not get in touch with some of the sending organisations below? And if you know of a good mission, why not contact us and let us know? 

Africa Inland Mission

works not only in Africa, but also with African peoples across the world in a wide range of missions. 
International Nepal Fellowship

International Nepal Fellowship

is a Christian mission to Nepali people. Their work includes hospital care and rehabilitation, health programmes, TB and leprosy clinics and HIV/AIDS education.


is doing integrated mission in over 35 countries across Asia, the Arab world and North Africa.
Medical Santo is a Christian not-for-profit humanitarian medical aid organisation, providing Primary Health services and supporting the existing health services in Northern Vanuatu.



works closely with churches at home and in close partnership with the church overseas. It aims to share the love of Christ to East Asians in Asia and in other countries too, including New Zealand.



has a passion for innovative cross-cultural Christian mission with gospel at the heart of their ministries.
Serving in Mission

Serving In Mission

has about 1,600 active missionaries, from 37 countries serving in over 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia.
Youth With A Mission in New Zealand

Youth With A Mission in New Zealand

offer many regional mission opportunites. For excellent medical mission training be sure to check out YWAM Perth.

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