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.



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




FOT’s 2017 Priority: Support Bomet Annex to Bring Tenwek’s Healing Mission and Gospel Message to a Growing City

Friends of Tenwek is stepping forward to create a unique partnership with Tenwek Hospital with a singular goal in mind – to bring Tenwek’s healing mission and Gospel message to the growing city of Bomet that is home to more than 110,000 people.
Tenwek has purchased a former nursing home facility in an “ideal” location for …

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FOT Celebrates Five Years of Impact at Tenwek Hospital

This spring, Friends of Tenwek Inc (FOT) celebrated its five-year anniversary of support for the ministries of Tenwek Hospital.
As the ministries of Tenwek Hospital have grown dramatically over the past five years, the Lord has enabled FOT to expand its support. During FOT’s formation phase and subsequent incorporation in March 2012, donors have made over …

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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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