Mission Hospitals as Vital Capacity Builders in the Majority World

Keywords: mission hospitals, post-graduate medical education, capacity-building, Africa


Editorial on mission hospitals as key contributors to capacity-building in underserved areas through discipleship and education for a dedicated healhcare work force. 

Author Biography

Bruce Dahlman, Christian Academy of African Physicians
MD, MSHPE, FAAFP, Former Head, Department of Family Medicine and Community Care, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kabarak University, Kenya


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How to Cite
Dahlman, B. (2020). Mission Hospitals as Vital Capacity Builders in the Majority World. Christian Journal for Global Health, 7(2), 3-6. https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v7i2.413