Lab Technologist at Kowak Hospital,Musoma Tanzania
Serving the sick was an integral part of the example that Jesus Christ gave to his followers. Being faithful to that call to mission, Maryknoll has engaged in healing and preventive health care ministries since its earliest days in Africa. Learn about some of these missionary endeavors by visiting the links below.
The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers began missionary work in Africa in 1946. Initially working in Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania), the work soon expanded into Kenya, as well. In the intervening years, missions were opened in Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Namibia. As of 2010, there are 36 Maryknoll priests and Brothers serving in Tanzania, Kenya, Namibia, Sudan, and Ethiopia..