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FOT Recognized as Non-Profit Charity by U.S. IRS; Announces Sustaining Friends Campaign

Posted on December 10th, 2013 · Posted in News

Friends of Tenwek has been granted 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service! This means FOT is able to directly solicit and receive donations that are deemed tax-deductible from our supporters. We are deeply grateful to World Gospel Mission for the assistance they provided in collecting..
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Dr. David Longstreth

Posted on December 9th, 2013 · Posted in Share Your Story

I visited Tenwek in October/November 2012 during the two-week Cardiac Surgery team visit. It was so humbling to be part of a team that gave so much of their time, resources, and gifts to build up the Tenwek Hospital and help so many in need. I hope I can return..
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Friends of Tenwek Fund First Phase of HMIS Makeover

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in News

Friends of Tenwek has contributed $25,000 as a first step to help raise $466,000 for the comprehensive upgrade to Tenwek’s outdated and inadequate hospital management information system (HMIS). Dr. John R. Spriegel, acting medical superintendent of Tenwek Hospital, describes the need: “People used to visit Tenwek to see the system..
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Tenwek Honors First Graduates of General Surgery Training Program

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in News

Tenwek Hospital honored the first two graduates of its General Surgery Training Program at an inspiring ceremony held at the hospital on January 4, 2013. Dr. Agneta Odera and Dr. Arega Fekadu Leta were recognized as the inaugural graduates of the residency program, which is sponsored in collaboration with the..
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All Tenwek Team Completes First Open Heart Surgery

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in News

For years, Tenwek has benefited from the visits of Dr. John Galat and his heart surgery team from the Munroe Regional   Medical Center in Ocala, Florida and the cardiac teams from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and Brown University in Rhode Island. Open-heart surgery could only be performed six weeks..
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Dr. Keith Baldwin

Posted on October 19th, 2012 · Posted in Share Your Story

I visited Tenwek as a medical student in 2004 and have wanted to come back ever since. I recently had a two-month elective during my Surgical Oncology fellowship and convinced them to allow me to use the time to serve at Tenwek!

Dr. Russ White Receives Humanitarian Award from ACS

Posted on October 19th, 2012 · Posted in News

Russell E. White, MD, chief of surgery and surgery residency director at Tenwek Hospital, was honored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) with the 2012 Surgical Humanitarian Award. Presented by the ACS and Pfizer, the award recognizes ACS Fellows who have dedicated a substantial portion of their careers to ensuring that underserved populations receive surgical care.

Dr. Rodney Lovett

Posted on October 13th, 2012 · Posted in Share Your Story

Franklin Graham asked me to go to Tenwek in 1980 to fill in doing surgery for Dr. Ernie Steury who had to be in the States for awhile.

Friends of Tenwek Provide Support for Installation of CT Scan at Tenwek Hospital

Posted on October 13th, 2012 · Posted in News

The installation of a CT scanner at Tenwek Hospital last year was the culmination of a unique collaborative effort that will have impact for years to come. FOT’s role in acquiring the CT scanner included securing a matching gift of $350,000 from a private U.S. foundation to support the installation of the CT scanner in a dedicated facility.

Tenwek Marks 75th Anniversary with Opening of Wound Ward and Pediatric Clinic

Posted on October 13th, 2012 · Posted in News

Tenwek Hospital, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, has opened two new treatment areas – a sign of the hospital’s continuing growth and impact in the region. Both were consecrated in May, at the beginning of a day-long commemoration attended by hundreds of area residents, special visitors, and the hospital staff.