Kibuye Hope Hospital is the teaching hospital for the Frank W. Ogden School of Medicine at Hope Africa University (HAU). The hospital also provides clinical training for students of the university’s school of nursing and ministers to some 40,000 patients each year to its rural community. All of these programs make essential contributions to the fulfillment of HAU's purpose to equip young Africans with professional skills and Christian values. They will be prepared to serve a part of the world where trained healthcare professionals are scarce, life expectancies are short and maternal and childhood death rates are among the highest in the world. These doctors help to bring healing and hope to the people of Burundi. Trained in Hope Africa University’s Christ-centered environment, these men and women will have a chance to be the ethical and compassionate professionals that Burundi needs for stability and direction. Grants and government programs help make care affordable, and the doctors of Kibuye take time to encourage and pray for the patients in their care.
Support that is given to Kibuye multiplies, as patients are treated today, medical students are trained for tomorrow, and children are fed, strengthening them for their future. Patients can recover and continue to contribute, students can learn and discover and serve, and children can grow up healthy and strong, an important piece in breaking the cycle of childhood malnourishment. This care expands outward as well, not only reaching Burundi, but also its neighbors, as doctors and other professionals go out to serve in the surrounding countries and the world. Graduates of HAU medical and nursing programs come from Burundi, D.R. Congo, Rwanda and seven other African nations. All will have critical roles in ministering to the healthcare needs of their countries for years to come.
A gift to Kibuye Hope Hospital feeds into the increasing cycle of growth and change that will be brought about by the care doctors give to patients and the training they give to students. An investment in Kibuye is an investment in the future of Burundi.