To realize a future of growing, sustainable, and vibrant health systems in Africa, qualified and compassionate health professionals are desperately needed. Too many talented young Africans, who could be the medical leaders of tomorrow, lack the opportunities to train. What’s needed are more committed and attentive faculty; teaching space; housing; tuition support; and functional health systems in which to see and care for patients.
Mission hospitals are in a strong position to train African health workers thanks to functional systems, experienced missionary and African faculty, and a compassionate Christian ethos.
short-term and long-term clinical trainees.
We have trained 3,000 health workers, including 217 doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthetists and others in degree granting programs; and 2,800 care providers in Kenya’s largest HIV clinical training program.
African mission hospitals are very effective training centers. With your help, building strong institutions now, capable of mentoring generations of health professionals, who in turn care for tens of millions of people, can be our greatest legacy. Graduates from these centers of excellence fan out across Africa, improving care and teaching. Investments in mission teaching hospitals multiply across the continent.