Special Issues


Throughout our history as Medical Missionaries of Mary, in making decisions about our priorities, we have chosen to respond to many special issues.  Some of these, such as vesico-vaginal fistula, are of long-standing concern. Others, such as HIV/AIDS and palliative care, have developed more recently. Human trafficking is a new form of internationalslavery.

 All of them tend to disproportionately affect people on the margins of society. Some of them especially affect women and children. As missionaries we are called to “be with those who suffer, the oppressed, and those on the margin of life.” As MMMs our particular concern is the care of mother and child and the fostering of family life (MMM Constitutions).

 In this section you can read about a number of the special issues in which we have been involved.