World Medical Mission, a division of Samaritan’s Purse, is the primary contact for Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals who desire to serve in short-term service at Tenwek Hospital. The international relief organization coordinates all details, including:

  • Matching each professional’s interests, abilities, and time frame
  • Providing orientation and spiritual resources before and during the assignment
  • Arranging international travel schedules and airline ticketing
  • Assisting with necessary visas, permits, and other field requirements
  • Coordinating field housing and transportation
  • Assisting volunteers in handling financial details related to overseas service



For specific information about short-term assignments at Tenwek Hospital, please visit this World Medical Mission web page.






It is a long journey to Kenya but once there, Samaritan’s Purse (SP) has staff who meet you at the airport and arrange a night at a guesthouse in Nairobi if necessary. SP drivers will drive you four hours to Tenwek through the Rift Valley and center of Maasai land. There is a comfortable guesthouse on campus with private apartments. There is also a  common area and cooking staff (or you can cook yourself). Tenwek is in a rural mountainous area surrounded by small farms and tea plantations. It is a family-friendly environment and a safe area. Elevation is 6,000 ft so although you are near the equator the climate is moderate and changes with the rhythm of “dry” and “rainy” seasons.



African Safari Opportunity


The world famous Maasai Mara game preserve is just two hours south of Tenwek. Many visitors work with the hospital staff to arrange a short visit to “The Mara.” Hospital volunteers receive significantly discounted rates for this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more about the Fairmont Mara Safari Club in this video.