Mobilizing Medical Missions (M3) would like to congratulate one of our M3 favorites, Dr. Russ E. White! Dr. White was awarded the L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service. This $500,000 award was created by Jewish philanthropists, Mark and Erica Gerson, to specifically help the Christian missionary hospitals in Africa, which provide much of the continent’s medical care. Dr. White is their second recipient, and this gift will go towards his medical mission work at Tenwek Hospital in western Kenya.
Dr. White is a cardiothoracic surgeon at Tenwek and much of his work has focused on treating issues that arise from rheumatic heart disease, something that rarely exists in countries with ready access to antibiotics. Because things like strep infection regularly go untreated in much of Africa, many Kenyans have heart valves scarred by this disease. Thus, some of the funds from the L’Chaim Prize will go to train cardiac surgeons to repair valves.
We encourage you to take a few minutes and click here to read more about the L’Chaim Prize and the work that Dr. Russ White and other missionary doctors are doing in Africa. As Mr. Gerson said of the new award, he hopes it “will galvanize attention around what these superheroes do.”
M3 is excited to announce that one of these superheroes, Dr. Russ White, will be joining us at the conference again as a speaker. M3 has also chosen Tenwek Hospital as our 2018 Conference “Project of the Year,” which means part of the proceeds from the conference registrations will fund a gift to Tenwek.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Dr. White and be a part of this gift to Tenwek Hospital by registering today to attend the M3 Conference on February 23-24, 2018. Use Promo Code: TAKETHEFIRSTSTEP18 to save 25% off your registration. This discount offer is good until November 30th.