Friends of Tenwek is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization dedicated to developing key relationships and resources that can help Tenwek Hospital fulfill its mission. Through this web site and our newsletter, we are offering physicians who have served at Tenwek Hospital the opportunity to reconnect with the people and mission of Tenwek Hospital. We want you to be informed about and involved with what’s happening at Tenwek today.


Bomet Annex Update

Tenwek Hospital is poised to bring its healing mission and Gospel message to the growing city of Bomet, Kenya in an exciting new way. The hospital will soon open a much-needed outpatient clinic in the bustling city which is home to more than 110,000 people.

The need for a city-based clinic is urgent. The hospital’s outpatient clinic treats, on average, 430 patients each day. It often takes the entire day for patients to be registered and evaluated, undergo tests, receive care, and be discharged. As one nurse explained, “Our work is never done. No matter how many people we see today, tomorrow we will be full again.”

Renovations to the facility are almost complete – see photos here.
But more funds are needed to complete the project. Learn how you can help Tenwek reach the finish line!


Excitement Building as Opening of Tenwek’s New Outpatient Clinic Nears

With construction sounds filling the air, the excitement is building in Bomet as residents look forward to the opening of Tenwek Hospital’s new outpatient clinic, the Bomet Annex. Conveniently located at the site of a former nursing home, the facility has been completely renovated to meet the area’s immediate, emerging, and future outpatient medical needs.
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Dr. Russell White Receives $500,000 Award in Recognition of His Work at Tenwek

Russell E. White, MD, FACS, MPH, chief of surgery and surgery residency director at Tenwek Hospital, has been named the recipient of The L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service. The $500,000 award funds will be used at Tenwek to train cardiac surgeons in heart valve repairs and for the treatment of esophageal cancer, tuberculosis, and other …

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Giving in Secret: The Example of Solomon Rop

Dylan Nugent is one of the long-term orthopaedic surgeons at Tenwek. He is helping physical therapist Solomon Rop with oversight and development of his ministry to the children of Bomet county that have special needs of various kinds. Dylan recently sent this message to the FOT Board.
I would like to say thank you for all the work …

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