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At Ruben J. Williams Foundation, we have a history of going where the underserved need us the most. We also participate in events that allow us to lend our expertise to the mission of bringing health care to Eastern Africa and other developing nations.

2010 Mission Trip to Rural Kenya

Eldoret 2010 was RJW's second surgical intervention mission.

RJW at Mukurweini

RJW ships medical equipment worth $100,000 to Mukurweini Hospital in Kenya in May 2009.

RJW Mission Trip to Eldoret

We completed a Neurosurgery Oncology Mission in November 2008.

Perpetuating a Vision

"...With only 400 surgeons in East Africa and a population of 220 million, every surgeon from the region counts ... "

RJW teams up with Stryker Stryker Spine for the RJW Mission Trip to Eldoret

Our Friends

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya

Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital
Nairobi, Kenya

The Johns Hopkins Department of General Surgery
Baltimore, Maryland

The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Outcomes Group
Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of General Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Globus International
Salt Lake City, Utah

Afrox, Oxford UK
Oxford, UK

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret
Eldoret, Kenya

Operation Giving Back
American College of Surgeons
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI US

University of Michigan Department of Surgery
Ann Arbor, MI US.

Vanderbilt Department of Neurosurgical Surgery
Nashville, TN US

University of Washington Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA US

North Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates
Charlotte, NC US

Together We Can Make a Difference

Ruben J. Williams Foundation conducts a 10-day mission to university hospitals in East Africa every October. We would like to expand that to twice a year with your help. RJW is not only working to meet standards set forth by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but has instituted stringent safety measures and universal equipment requirements within the organization as well. We seek your time and expertise to share and network with surgeons in East Africa for the purposes of enriching, in bilateral fashion, the pool of global academic surgery.

RJW teams up with Stryker Stryker Spine for the RJW Mission Trip to Eldoret

In July 2017, RJW Director Matt McGirt led a team of Neurosurgeons from North Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in a collaborative medical initiative that brought together a 36 -person medical coalition to the Moi University Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kenya for a 7 day operative clinic. The joint US- Kenya surgical group led by McGirt and local Neurosurgeon, Dr Koech, performed a series of complex operations on 38 patients, effectively treating their extra axial ailments. They were also joined by John Mayor, VP Marketing Stryker Spine in a joint venture to propose the future construction of the first neuroscience center in the region. This state of the art facility would cater to neurosurgical patients from six countries in the region.

Group Photo X-Ray Viewing Hospital Two Men
Child in Hospital Hospital Patient Examining X-Ray Family