In addition to providing traditional hospital and clinic health services, MMM Sisters are involved in various types of holistic healing and also in providing health education.
Open to what serves the needs of the community and the individual best, MMM offers a variety of holistic healing services that patients would otherwise be unable to access.
Health education is offered in many ways in areas where the need is unmet by other health care service providers. It is provided in connection with churches, schools, community centres and health centers. Education is provided in areas related to multiple health concerns including AIDS/HIV education, TB clinic, hygiene, sexual education, ante-natal care, disease prevention and safety measures.
We MMMs work with the local community to address the specific needs of the people. In many parts of the world some diseases still play a large role, different from other areas. It is possible that in the poorer slums there is no public sanitation at all and the spread of disease is a major concern. In many areas the local people may be unable to read or have access to digital technology to learn basic steps for health education or self care. MMM goes to where the people are and brings health education to them as needed.
Palliative care is an important and specialised type of medical care that provides patients with relief from suffering or pain caused by long term or terminal illness no matter the diagnosis or stage of disease. Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.
Palliative care teams aim to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.For many people, end of life care is difficult as the patient finds themself with little options. MMMs work to provide palliative care for people who need health services to cope with pain and to die with dignity. We work with people who have terminal illnesses like advanced stages of cancer or untreatable AIDS or who are very frail or elderly. Bringing comfort to people at this difficult time is something that we MMMs do with great care.
Much of what MMM does focuses on the ability to bring the healing charism to people in most need.
MMMs offer care and support to members of the community who may need additional help in times of challenge or adversity. Providing Pastoral care involves enabling people to journey through difficulty and find healing and wholeness.
It can involve supporting a person who is in need of reconciliation or guidance. In providing pastoral care, an MMM is able to offer a new and nurturing perspective while supporting someone through a challenging process or time.
These services can be provided by an individual or as part of a community pastoral care team. Pastoral care can foster a culture of caring and nurturing to impact a school, hospital, home or neighborhood. It is an important part of the MMM ethos to provide pastoral care where it is needed.