LIBERIA: Ebola survivors Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse and Nancy Writebol of SIM are part of another viral trend: medical missions. The Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) recently registered 1,500 student residents planning such careers (it expected less than 300). “We’re seeing a huge renaissance in medical missions,” said CEO David Stevens. The CMDA trained 60 new missionaries in August, joining 700 in the field. Up to 70 percent of African health care is provided by faith-based groups.

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