About

The Central Africa Healthcare Organization is an independent 501(c)3 organization formed in 1990 to provide support for Christian hospitals overseas, primarily those affiliated with the global Free Methodist Church.  Support is provided to assist these institutions as they strive to provide quality and compassionate care in the name of Christ to all who have need regardless of ability to pay.  CAHO partners with several other organizations to achieve this goal, and is always open to new strategic alliances.

Organizational oversight is provided by a nine-member board of directors, all of whom have experience in overseas health care or health care institutions.  CAHO is an all-volunteer organization, and has no paid staff.

Support for administrative costs is raised separately, and 100% of funds are used for designated projects.

Current affiliated hospitals are:

Kibogora Hospital, Rwanda

Claire Heureuse Hospital, Haiti

Nundu Deaconess Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi

Our primary focus is on hospitals,  with the ultimate goal of strengthening the institutional capacity of each facility to meet the ever-evolving challenges of Christian charitable care.  Current programs include:

  • Training scholarships to upgrade skills of national staff, with service commitments to each hospital.  Training includes nursing, administration and accounting, chaplaincy, post-graduate physician specialty training, social work, and public health.  Although buildings and equipment are important, we believe that the ultimate strength of an institution lies in its core leadership and staff.
  • Funding for poor and indigent care, including medication purchases
  • Acquisition of equipment not locally available
  • Funding for capital expansion and replacement of aging buildings
  • Quality improvement programs, including staff incentives
  • Recruiting and facilitating expatriate professional volunteers for both short and long term service at the hospitals
  • Funding for benevolent assistance in communities served by the hospitals, such as care for the elderly
  • Disseminating information about the hospitals through a website, periodic newsletters, and an annual conference.
  • Connecting supporters, other like-minded groups, and persons interested in finding out more about the affiliated hospitals with an annual weekend conference (24th annual conference to take place in 2014).


 

Board of Directors 

Dr. Roy Winslow, MD
St. Joseph, Michigan
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Bruce Young, MD
Spring Hill, Kansas

Dr. Ed Lamoreaux, DDS
Clark Lake, Michigan

Rev. Mike Reynen
Nairobi, Kenya

Mr. Gene Mogg
Caledonia, Michigan
Treasurer

Mr. Ryan Cobb, JD
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Tim Kratzer, MD
Suhuarta, Arizona

Dr. Michele Gray-Ashton, MD
St. Joseph, Michigan

Dr. David Fryman, MD
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Joel Green, MD
Kentwood, Michigan

Dr. Glenn Snyder, MD, MPH
Royal Oak, Michigan
President

 

EMERITI

Dr. Henry Church
Warsaw, Indiana

Dr. Burton Hodges, DDS
Milan, Michigan

Dr. Stanley Thompson
Spring Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Elmore Clyde   (1929-2010)
Spring Arbor, Michigan

Dr. C. Albert Snyder, MD (1926-2009)
Spring Arbor, Michigan
Founder