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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Patient care at Tenwek took another giant leap forward with the advent of a new Digital Radiology System. FOT donors provided $170,000 for the innovative technology that provides X-rays with better image quality, requires less radiation, and reduces processing time from three minutes to six seconds. This results in shorter waiting times for patients and […]
Janie Leland, FOT’s current Ambassador, has been named Associate Director of Development. This role is responsible for coordinating FOT’s fundraising, marketing and communication activities. Janie returned to the U.S. earlier this year due to the global pandemic and has been working closely with Don Hoover, Director of Development. As the FOT Ambassador, Janie lived in […]
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Friends of Tenwek
Friends of Tenwek is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. We are committed to advancing the mission of Tenwek Hospital by fostering communication among U.S. physicians who have served at Tenwek and by soliciting tax-deductible donations in support of Tenwek’s medical, spiritual, and educational objectives. All gifts are tax deductible up to the limits of the law. Federal Tax ID #: 45-4817136.
Designation of Gifts
Friends of Tenwek Inc. (FOT) sets meaningful and achievable fundraising goals in support of Tenwek Hospital. When the gifts received for a designated project or program exceed the identified need or fall so short that the project cannot be fulfilled, the FOT Board of Directors will use its discretion to redirect the funds to another, similar area of need at Tenwek Hospital.