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What We Do

The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) is a strategic response to the need for surgeons, anesthesiologists, and obstetrician/gynecologists in Africa. PAACS trains African physicians as surgeons and related specialists to care for the poor and the sick. PAACS also disciples these trainees to share the love of Christ with their patients to bring hope to those who are suffering.

  • Dr. Matekeya Hicks Green*Tenwek Hospital, Kenya
    Dr. Matekeya Hicks Green*Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

    I was driven to PAACS during medical school when I went to Tenwek Hospital for my electives. I witnessed a different kind of healthcare. Here, residents and attendings with PAACS provided medical expertise and compassionate, prayerful care for their patients. It was something I had never seen before.

Our Impact This Year

  • Countries with Programs


  • PAACS Training Programs


  • Residents in Training


  • PAACS Graduates


  • Countries with Graduates


News & Notes

During their time in Kenya for the Basic Science Conference, PAACS leadership and others had the honor of an exclusive meeting with the esteemed First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency, Mrs. Rachel Ruto.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) presented its 2024 Humanitarian Award to Duane R. Anderson, MD, FAAOS, for his commitment to improving healthcare access for the underserved population in Ethiopia as well as his dedication to training future orthopaedic surgeons.