How can $500,000 be used to save lives in Africa?

Finalists for Gerson L’Chaim Prize announced

How can a doc in Africa use half a million dollars? From a continent’s worth of compelling answers, the African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) announces the four finalists for its inaugural Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service.

  • Dr. Stephen Foster, in Angola for 38 years, heads a growing medical center. The country of 26 million has almost no modern healthcare. Dr. Foster wants a rotating internship to upgrade new Angolan physicians — preparing 24 well-trained MDs to each see some 4,000 patients annually.
  • Dr. William Rhodes, in Kenya, a general and plastic-reconstructive surgeon — has 15,000 surgeries behind him. His prize money would help him mentor two young Kenyan surgeons, thus doubling the hospital’s operations. It would expand services outside his region and buy much-needed basic surgical equipment.
  • Dr. John Spurrier, operating in rural Zambia. His prize money would help improve HIV care for 4,000 patients in rural areas, improve electricity and water for his mission hospital, and provide suitable housing for staff.

We strengthen mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need.

We strengthen mission hospitals to aid those in greatest need.