Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

CAHO is an independent 501(c) 3 organization supported by persons of multiple backgrounds and denominations who have worked at or have an interest in the medical work at CAHO-affiliated hospitals in central Africa and Haiti.

OUR MISSION

To support, promote, and facilitate medical work at hospitals affiliated with the global Free Methodist Church through capacity building, primarily at those in central Africa and Haiti, with other regions and Christian affiliations in the future as determined by the CAHO Board.   

OUR VISION

The internationalization of medical ministry at CAHO-affiliated hospitals, with Christ-followers of multiple nationalities, ethnicities, denominations, and skills working together in unity to provide quality care in the name of Christ to all who have need regardless of ability to pay.

WHAT WE DO

The primary goal of CAHO is capacity-building.  We endeavor to work cooperatively with other organizations whenever possible, believing that a shared-team effort provides a more effective foundation for the future.  Current hospitals and facilities where CAHO is active include:

Kibogora Hospital, Rwanda

Nundu Deaconess Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo

Dessalines Claire Heureuse Hospital, Haiti

Kibuye Hope Hospital, Burundi

Hope Africa University Clinic, Burundi

Current activities include:

-Strengthening national personnel capacity through scholarships for advanced training in both health care and administrative areas;

-Encouraging short and extended service by expatriate volunteers skilled in areas needed at the hospitals;

-Providing medical equipment not readily available locally;

-Financial support for designated operational projects, including providing support for care of the poor and indigent, and quality-improvement;

-Fund-raising for capital projects;

-Benevolent funds for assisting the poor and meeting urgent physical needs in the communities served by the hospitals;

-An annual conference focused on global Christian healthcare for the purpose of updates, mutual encouragement, and challenge.


STATEMENT OF FAITH

CENTRAL AFRICA HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATION

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the diety and humanity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless  life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is essential for the salvation of the human soul.

We believe in the present and personal ministry of the Holy Spirit, purifying and enabling Christians to live holy lives.

We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost; to eternal life for those who trust in Jesus Christ, and to eternal separation from God for those who reject Him.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.