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Location: Kenya

Kenya: Neonatologist (Tenwek)


If you know what to do with a 00 Miller, please, please, please come to Tenwek!  We are the only hospital for a several-hour radius which offers advanced neonatal care, such as surfactant, mechanical ventilation, TPN, and exchange transfusions, as well as surgery for neonatal conditions like meningomyeloceles, gastroschisis, or pyloric stenosis. We have full pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, and cardiac surgery support. Our NICU is busy with a typical census is in the mid-40s. In 2021 we started a new but growing NICU APP team (staffed with Clinical Officers who graduated our internship program) and so would appreciate a visitor both for clinical service and education. 


Bomet, Kenya

  • Active medical license, board-certified or board-eligible
Length of Service
  • Mid-term: 1-12 months
  • Long-term: two or more years
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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