The Film That Became a Movement

The Heart of Nuba, the story of American doctor Tom Catena selflessly serving the needs of a forgotten people, has inspired a movement to save lives.

It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, 100% of which have gone to medical supplies, staff training and other critical needs of “Dr. Tom’s” hospital, the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The popularity of the film has put pressure on Sudan’s President, convicted war criminal Omar Al-Bashir, to cease the relentless bombing of innocent men, women and children in the Nuba region.

There is more to be done. Join us now as we work to prevent the bombings from being restarted, and to get a humanitarian corridor established to the region, helping the Nuba people to heal and rebuild.

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A Special Message from Dr. Tom Catena

We received a very special Holiday message from Dr. Tom this year, thanking those who have supported The Heart of Nuba and the Mother of Mercy Hospital, and filling us in on plans for the coming year. Click on image to watch. [video_lightbox_vimeo5...

Dr. Tom Catena Receives Doctor of the Year Award

Dr. Tom was just awarded the 2018 Catholic Doctor of the Year award, from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles. "Since 1959, the Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across...

The Heart of Nuba on Voice of America

The Voice of America has included three excellent segments on The Heart of Nuba in their international coverage in late October and November. Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience...

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Nicholas Kristof on Dr. Tom and The Heart of Nuba

The Heart of Nuba on CNN.

The Heart of Nuba on CNNi. Watch a stirring segment with Dr. Tom Catena, producer/director Kenneth A. Carlson, the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, and others.

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Carlson Meets With Congressman McGovern

Producer/Director Kenneth A Carlson met yesterday with Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, United States Congress, discussing the road forward for the people of Nuba.

Dr. Tom Catena - 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate

The $1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded tonight to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains where humanitarian aid is restricted. The Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, was announced at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. He was selected as the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate from more than 550 nominations submitted from 66 countries.

A New Generator for Mother of Mercy Hospital

Last year’s flood destroyed the generator at Mother of Mercy Hospital. Africa Mission Healthcare, a non profit that has provided invaluable support to Dr. Tom’s hospitas and others in Africa, procured and installed a replacement generator.

The generator will top-up the solar power during the long rainy season. It will serve as a back-up for the operating theater should the solar system fail. It was supplied through the generosity of Africa Mission Healthcare donors. Thank you!