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.


Read & Suzie Vaughan Honored by World Medical Mission

Read and Suzie Vaughan were presented with World Medical Mission’s annual award, “In the Footsteps of the Great Physician,” at the 2018 Prescription for Renewal Conference, held in October. The award recognizes missionary doctors who exemplify humility, compassion, and commitment to the Gospel through selfless Christian service.


Read is the Friends of Tenwek “Champion” for radiology at Tenwek Hospital. He has developed a network of Christian radiologists who provide both on-site and teleradiology services for Tenwek throughout the year. He also has raised nearly $400,000 to remodel and equip Tenwek’s Radiology Department – enabling the hospital to perform over 3,000 CT scans annually.


Suzie initiated the “Threads of Hope” sewing school to help women in the area earn a sustainable income. She also assisted in founding a Special Needs Clinic at Tenwek that has provided hundreds of wheelchairs and other equipment for special needs children in the region.

In this video, Read and Suzie share their testimony with conference attendees.


Bomet Annex Opens!

Joy – gratitude – excitement. These sentiments and more were on display August 25, 2018 when the Tenwek Hospital Annex – Bomet, a freestanding outpatient clinic – officially opened in Bomet. Hospital and church leaders, government officials, representatives from Friends of Tenwek (FOT), and Bomet residents gathered to celebrate the milestone achievement.

Bomet Country Governor Dr. Joyce Laboso joined African Gospel Bishop Rev. Dr. Robert Lang’at, and Tenwek Hospital CEO Geoffrey Langat in thanking everyone who contributed to the success of the project, which began with the purchase of the land and building in 2014. Read more here.


Special Opportunity

We are currently seeking an FOT Ambassador for a one-year position, beginning in the summer of 2019The role of the FOT Ambassador is to represent our organization in Kenya. This involves connecting Kenyans, missionaries, and, particularly, visiting staff to FOT while also serving as a liaison to the hospital’s administrative leaders.

For more details, and to view a video about this exciting opportunity, please visit the posting on the World Gospel Mission website.