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  • Missionary physician Franklin Fowler dies at 100

    by Ann Lovell & Art Toalston, posted Thursday, September 28, 2017 (20 days ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Franklin T. Fowler, the first medical consultant for Southern Baptists' Foreign Mission Board, died Sept. 10 in Richmond, Va., at age 100.

    Fowler began serving at the board (now International Mission Board) in 1960 after he and his wife Dorcas had been missionaries in Paraguay and Mexico.

    In Paraguay, Fowler founded a Baptist hospital in Asuncion, which continues today under Paraguayan leadership as the Baptist Medical Center, which treats 16,000 patients per month in the nation's capital. Read More

  • Medical missions patient safety is nonprofit's aim

    by Laura Campbell, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (one year ago)

    TAYLORS, S.C. (BP) -- While medical missions typically brings to mind images of impoverished people receiving medical treatment, a doctor and pharmacist are aiming to take it to the next level by bringing patient safety more clearly into the picture.

    Francis Nuthalapathy, a maternal-fetal medicine physician who is president of the nonprofit organization Omer Medical Logistics, said the idea originated with Roger Blackwell, a pharmacist and vice president of operations for the ministry. Read More