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.

 

Updates

Congratulations to Dr. Ben Roberts!

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has honored Tenwek physician Dr. Benjamin Roberts with its 2016 Outstanding Humanitarian Award. Dr. Roberts has been practicing at Tenwek since 2006. In announcing the award, the Academy noted, “His self-sacrifice is driven by an infectious passion for service to God and his fellow man that serves as an inspiration to his colleagues, medical students and the surgical teams he leads. He has truly followed his heart, and the clinical practice he has developed in Kenya has flourished not only from excellence in eye care, but from genuine humanity and kindness.” Read more here.

News from Tenwek’s Surgical Residency Program

Tenwek Hospital’s Surgical Residency Program is flourishing! Currently there are 14 residents in general surgery and five in orthopaedic surgery. To date, six students have graduated in general surgery and are serving at various hospitals throughout Africa. The latest newsletter features reflections by two current students and other information about the program. Read the Newsletter here: surgical-residents-newsletter

 

 

News

“Champions” Step Forward to Promote Support for Medical Specialties

When physicians and medical personnel visit Tenwek Hospital for short-term medical mission assignments, they often leave knowing they have received far more than they gave. Many feel a call to serve again. Some are so inspired that they seek new ways to extend resources from the U.S. medical community to help Tenwek strengthen its medical …

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FOT to the Rescue When the Oxygen Ran Out

In August, when the oxygen compressor that services Tenwek Hospital began to screech, both the medical and the maintenance staff recognized the problem.  Installed in 1994, the compressor and air concentrator system supplies all oxygen and suction throughout the hospital. Without a reliable source of oxygen, the lives of Tenwek patients who depend upon ventilators …

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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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