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Location: Africa Region, Kenya

Kenya: Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Tenwek)


Located in Bomet, Kenya, Tenwek Hospital serves as the primary hospital for the area’s 1 million people and is also a referral hospital that receives patients from across the country. Tenwek is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible cardiothoracic surgeon to be part of a busy and growing cardiac surgery program. The major surgical conditions are valvular diseases, other congenital cardiac anomalies, and esophageal cancer, which is endemic in Kenya. Additionally, there is ample opportunity for teaching trainees through Tenwek’s medical and clinical officer intern programs as well as the general surgery residency training program. Tenwek provides a unique opportunity to teach trainees and care for the underserved in an environment of Christcentered service.

Length of Service
  • Short-term: 1–2 weeks
  • Mid-term: 1–12 months
Ministry Description

Tenwek Hospital is a ministry of World Gospel Mission and Africa Gospel Church. The hospital, which started as a single-nurse dispensary in 1937, is now a 300-bed hospital and training center. In addition to being the area’s primary hospital, Tenwek serves as a referral hospital that receives patients from throughout the country. Tenwek is also a growing teaching hospital. Training programs include family practice, surgical residency, medical and clinical internships and student rotations, hospital chaplaincy, and nursing.

Quick Facts
  • Tenwek Hospital began as a small clinic in the 1930s and is now one of the largest Protestant mission hospitals in Kenya. It is located 140 miles west of Nairobi in the fertile highlands of the Bomet district.
  • Working under the motto “We treat, Jesus heals,” Tenwek’s staff treats more than 11,000 inpatients and 80,000 outpatients annually and also performs approximately 3,000 major surgeries and 2,500 deliveries each year.
  • In addition to the medical work being done at Tenwek, several thousand people find Christ as Savior each year, and many more are impacted through the hospital’s compassionate ministries and training programs.

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