Dr. Edward Picardi in Africa on Medical Missionary Trip


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Dr. Edward Picardi departed this month on another medical missionary trip. The general surgeon will be one of many medical professionals heading to Africa to provide various medical services for those in need.

Christian-based missionary trips have played a significant role in Dr. Edward Picardi‘s life since becoming a general surgeon. The upcoming missionary trip is through World Medical Mission Samaritan’s Purse.

Dr. Edward Picardi has worked with them in the past, as they help those in need while also spreading the Christian faith to different parts of the world. On each trip, they bring medical professionals from all over the United States to help. General surgeons (like Picardi) can take on various roles depending on what’s needed most. Each day provides unique work for Dr. Picardi as he helps in whatever way he can.

With previous trips to Liberia and Togo under his belt, Picardi knows the type of impact he and his team can make in a small window of time.

Dr. Edward Picardi’s wife, Sandy, is currently with Dr. Picardi on a medical mission. She’s joined on previous missionary trips, taking the time to do her part in spreading Christian values in the areas they serve while also providing what medical help they can.

They continue to put their trust in God while staying committed to their church. Dr. Picardi believes his gift of medicine can change lives and help many long-term.

Dr. Picardi’s return to Africa will temporarily put his role as a general surgeon at Trinity Health in Steubenville, Ohio, on pause.

The World Medical Mission Samaritan's Purse is a non-profit organization that helps people worldwide by sending Christian medical and dental professionals. They go on short-term trips to provide quality patient care in areas with limited resources.

Medical staff can be particularly stressed if disaster strikes areas already struggling to provide quality healthcare. World Medical Mission Samaritan's Purse strives to not only provide relief but help build a better future healthcare system for the areas they visit. To learn more, visit samaritanspurse.org.

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