Dr. Richard Bransford in action (Photo courtesy AIM)
Kenya (AIM/MNN) ― On March 1, 2010, the American Medical Association honors Africa Inland Missionary Dr. Richard Bransford.
Dr. Bransford is the recipient of the 2010 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine. Presented by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, in association with Pfizer Inc, the award is part of the Excellence in Medicine Awards program and is presented to a physician who has dramatically improved health care for an international patient population.
Dr. Bransford will be recognized at the Excellence in Medicine Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Award recipients are honored for their altruism, compassion, leadership and integrity.
The legacy of Dr. Bransford is his work with African kids with disabilities in and around Kenya. Bethany Kids, a ministry he established in 2001, annually performs over 1,000 operations on children suffering with hydrocephalus, spina bifida, and other debilitating conditions.
"Dr. Bransford is the definition of true selflessness," said AMA Foundation President Richard Hovland. "His lifetime devotion to caring for children in places such as Kenya, Sudan and Somalia has transformed the lives of so many. By establishing Bethany Kids at Kijabe, his efforts will leave a permanent mark on Kenya."
Together with his team in Kijabe, they are dedicated to reaching the people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.