2017 Gerson L’Chaim Prize

Call for Applications

Following a successful inaugural award presented to Dr. Jason Fader of Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi, AMHF is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service. The winner’s institution will receive $500,000 toward high-impact health projects.

Long-term medical missionaries providing day-to-day clinical care on-the-ground in Africa are eligible to apply. Applications are available online through June 5th, 2017.

Last year’s winner Dr. Jason Fader of Burundi is already putting the Prize funds to good use. The new surgical ward should open soon. Orthopedic supplies are allowing broken bodies to walk again. And equipment for the medical school learning lab is en route from the US. Says Dr. Fader:

Christian health facilities provide a significant portion of the continent’s quality services and medical education. The Rabbi Erica and Mark Gersons’ motivation for offering the Prize was shared in an essay last year:

A panel of experts in African clinical care, including two-time Aurora Prize Finalist Dr. Tom Catena of the Nuba Mountains, will select the winner from shortlisted candidates. An announcement is expected in November 2017.

To learn more, visit www.amhf.us/lchaim.

African Mission Healthcare Foundation is a US 501(c)3 charity which has assisted 30 institutions in 13 countries. Its support has enabled nearly a half million patient visits and over 10,000 surgeries. AMHF has provided 103 scholarships in health-related fields and has trained 2,500 HIV care providers in Kenya.

We strengthen mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need.

We strengthen mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need.