Large numbers of doctors left to work in missionary hospitals in Africa, the Middle EastAsia and Latin America.

This decade saw numerous African countries gain their independence, along with many other significant changes around the world. The impact of these transformations was felt even in the furthest-off missionary hospitals: at Nyeri Convention, in Kenya, where doctors from that nation and from Uganda came together in 1968.

At a meeting of Doctors with Africa CUAMM, it was decided that missionary hospitals could benefit by having a clear professional direction within a precise administrative framework, and developing relationships with national healthcare services in order to make it possible to integrate hospital services with basic treatment and prevention capabilities.

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Kenya, 1968. Nyeri’s Convention

 

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1970s ⇒