African Christian Hospitals

Ghana, Nigeria, and Tanzania are the African Christian Hospitals we support

Who they are

Starting in Nigeria, as early as 1953, missionary nurses began serving the sick and wounded through backdoor clinics. Dr. Henry Farrar, his wife Grace (RN), and their five children went to Nigeria in 1964, and were joined by two missionary nurses the following year: Nancy Petty and Iris Hays. An outpatient clinic was opened in 1965, and the Nigerian Christian Hospital opened in 1966, at the outset of the Biafran war.

To support this ministry and other future ministries, the African Christian Hospitals Foundation was legally incorporated in 1974.  Over the years we have added two additional medical works in Nigeria, two in Ghana, and two medical works in Tanzania. As we grew in Africa, we also added “International Health Care Foundation” (IHCF) to our name to accommodate other medical missions opportunities.

Our facilities and ministries provide services ranging from primary health education to life-saving surgical care.

Their mission

We seek to glorify Christ through providing excellent health care services to all within reach of our ministries in Nigeria, Ghana, and Tanzania. To sustain our works, we equip and empower African health care workers, especially through medical scholarships and investments in our hospitals. Finally, we instill a heart for medical missions as we embody the message of Christ to the world.

Their core values

God is our creator.

Jesus lived, died, and was resurrected to save all nations of the earth.

Each individual is created in the image of God and is valuable to Him.

We are commissioned to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Shared compassion, care, and education promotes sustainability.