After 30 years of civil war, the national health care system had been dramatically weakened. The people were in need of medical care and some needed nothing short of a miracle.
Dr. Steve Foster took up the challenge to re-engage the Angolan Church in serving through healthcare. He led the plans for a private, mission hospital.
A Canadian surgeon raised in Africa by missionary parents, Dr. Foster has served over 35 years in medical ministries throughout Angola. Dr. Foster’s vision was to establish a stable, central hospital in southern Angola as a base to support a series of remote clinics in hard to reach areas. In 2006, the Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango opened its doors as a key contributor to improving life in Angola through public health, agriculture and medical care.
This hospital is the vision of Dr. Steve Foster. Today, as he walks the hallways, engaging patients and performing life-saving surgery in the operating suites, he celebrates the partnership with the medical community, the Angolan government and hundreds of donors. Patients are confident that CEML will provide quality healthcare in a compassionate environment.
We have completed Phase 1 of our vision. The building and implementation plan is already in place for Phase 2. We are currently raising funds to accomplish our vision. We invite you to be a part of this vision by donating your gift now.
Our team is made up of medical professionals from around the world. Each surgeon, doctor, nurse and health care worker is committed to bring excellent medical care to the poorest people of Angola. Every day is a new challenge for our team. Most of our patients have not had access to medical care in their life time. The needs are critical. Each of us witness a miracle every day.