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Fire at Tenwek Hospital!

A fire on February 9 at Tenwek Hospital destroyed the building that housed Wound Ward patients, as well as the hospital’s food service, laundry, and equipment sterilization facilities. Thankfully, with God’s provision and the quick action of Tenwek staff, no lives were lost. However, the building is unusable. Wound patients have been relocated to the […]

A Video Thank You from FOT President Dr. David Hoover

During a recent visit to Tenwek Hospital, Dr. David Hoover, president of Friends of Tenwek, reflected on all that has been accomplished since FOT’s founding. Over the last five years, FOT supporters have helped Tenwek Hospital meet numerous mission-critical needs, including medical priorities, chaplaincy and nursing school programs, community health initiatives, and missionary needs.

Dr. Russell White Receives $500,000 Award in Recognition of His Work at Tenwek

Russell E. White, MD, FACS, MPH, chief of surgery and surgery residency director at Tenwek Hospital, has been named the recipient of The L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service. The $500,000 award funds will be used at Tenwek to train cardiac surgeons in heart valve repairs and for the treatment of esophageal cancer, tuberculosis, and other […]

Excitement Building as Opening of Tenwek’s New Outpatient Clinic Nears

With construction sounds filling the air, the excitement is building in Bomet as residents look forward to the opening of Tenwek Hospital’s new outpatient clinic, the Bomet Annex. Conveniently located at the site of a former nursing home, the facility has been completely renovated to meet the area’s immediate, emerging, and future outpatient medical needs. […]

Rev. David Kilel – Training Chaplains to Serve “At the Bedside and Beyond”

For most of his life, Rev. David Kilel has been devoted to the spiritual needs of Tenwek’s patients and their families. He was the hospital’s first full-time chaplain, serving for many years alongside Dr. Ernie Steury, the tireless physician who grew a rural clinic into one of the world’s premier mission hospitals. Today, Rev. Kilel […]

Faith Fund for Special Needs Helps New Clinic Change Lives

The Faith Fund Special Needs was birthed just one year ago by FOT to help support the new Special Needs Clinic at Tenwek which is serving children age 18 and under. Since then, more than $17,000 has been raised to help fund clinic visits, physiotherapy, and equipment distributed in the Special Needs Clinic.  Thank you – […]

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 […]