Showing God’s love to those in need and sharing Christ with every patient.
The Good News Hospital started 25 years ago in one small clinic room in the centre of Mandritsara town. It was part of a vision of the Bible Baptist Churches of Madagascar to reach the people of Mandritsara with the Gospel. Over the years, God has provided and grown His work in amazing ways, so the hospital now consists of Outpatients (2000 patients/month), Inpatients (57 beds - Medical, Surgical & Maternity), Operating Theatre (the only in a 200km radius performing 1400 operations per year), Eye Department (including an operating room performing 450 cataract operations per year), a Laboratory, an Xray department, a Pharmacy and a Nursing & Midwifery School.
The hospital provides a high standard of care to its patients in a resource poor setting. It is committed to the continual professional development of all staff, as well as training Malagasy nurses and midwives in the school. But the priority is to have the opportunity to share Jesus with every patient who attends.
The hospital day starts at 7:30am with a gospel talk, with many patients already gathered on the benches in the main outpatient department. The Malagasy people love listening to stories, and so they love listening to words from the Bible. Each ward has a Gospel talk every morning and evening, and the Hospital employs two full time evangelists who spend time talking and praying with patients, as well as distributing Gospel tracts. All our staff are Christians and have the opportunity to pray and share the Good News with patients, and every surgical operation is preceded by prayer.