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January COVID-19 Update

The Republic of Kenya has now recorded nearly 97,000 COVID-19 positive test results, with over 1,600 fatalities. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed at Tenwek has reached 181. Twenty patients have died. Of the 39 staff members who have contracted the virus, all have recovered or are recovering, with most already able […]

HMIS System Upgrade Will Improve Patient Care and Maximize Revenue

In 2013, with support from FOT, Tenwek introduced its first Health Management Information System (HMIS). This massive project created integrated electronic patient records; streamlined patient accounting; improved payroll processing and personnel records; and enhanced the hospital’s ability to monitor, assess, and forecast its financial information. As a result, Tenwek’s patient care and administrative operations were […]

December COVID-19 Update

The Republic of Kenya has now recorded over 88,000 COVID-19 positive test results, with over 1,500 fatalities. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed at Tenwek has reached 171. Twenty patients have died and 38 staff members have contracted the virus. Eighteen patients are currently receiving care in the 21-bed dedicated COVID Holding […]

Pray for Tenwek Hospital

Many of you have asked about the impact of COVID-19 at Tenwek Hospital and how you can help. We recently received the following list of prayer requests from Tenwek Hospital’s Medical Director and Acting President. Please join us in prayer for the needs listed below. We have opened an FOT “Prayer Room” where you can […]

Tenwek Hospital COVID-19 Update-September

So much has happened since April 2, when FOT’s President Dr. David Hoover sent out an appeal to assist Tenwek Hospital in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely grateful for the prompt and very, very generous response from FOT as “our friend indeed” during our “time of need.” Through the donations from […]

TCHD’s Hygiene Mission is More Important than Ever

Tenwek’s Community Health & Development program (TCHD) has a long history of promoting clean water and safe sanitation programs. Since 1992, TCHD has helped 119 schools in Bomet and Kericho Counties of Kenya improve their water facilities and hygiene practices. With the onset of COVID-19 adding new urgency to promoting handwashing, a generous FOT donor […]

FOT Funds TCHD’s COVID-19 Response Program for Church Leaders

Jonathan Bii is the Program Director for Tenwek’s Community Health & Development program (TCHD); its mission is “to serve Christ by facilitating change through Primary Health Care and appropriate development within needy communities.” With the onset quarantine restrictions – which include a national curfew and church, school, and business closures – Mr. Bii has noted […]

New Staff Coats Promote Pride, Professionalism, Team Spirit

Tenwek recently distributed new white staff coats – provided by FOT – to Tenwek’s physicians, medical officers, and clinical officers. Each person received two coats that are embroidered with the individual’s name and department. The Tenwek Hospital logo appears above the breast pocket and the FOT logo appears on the left shoulder. “I want to […]

FOT Board Welcomes New Member

Each year, the FOT Board is pleased to welcome a full-time missionary doctor from Tenwek to serve on its Board of Directors during the time that individual is on leave in the United States. The person filling this seat annually brings important perspective, insight, and experience to Board deliberations. This year, the Board has been […]

Thoughtful Collaboration Helps Tenwek’s Special Needs Children

Occupational Therapist Penny Hage, MS, OTR/L, was instrumental in establishing FOT’s Faith Fund, which supports the operations of Tenwek’s Special Needs Clinic (SNC). As the FOT Champion for the SNC, Penny and her husband, orthopedic surgeon Bill Hage, M.D., have raised critical funds that pay for general therapy assessment and treatment, developmental devices, wheelchairs, braces, […]