When the Nuba people were being bombed by their government, he saved lives.

When the bombing stopped, he stayed for the people who needed him.

“If it weren’t for the film The Heart of Nuba and the support it has generated, I am not sure Mother of Mercy Hospital would be open today.”

Dr. Tom Catena

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Official Trailer: Heart of Nuba

NICHOLAS KRISTOF ON DR. TOM

From New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s email to readers”…One reader, Telford Walker of California, just sent in a $200,000 donation to a hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan run by Dr. Tom Catena…There’s also a great film about his work called ‘Heart of Nuba.’ Thanks to all the readers who over the years have donated so much time and money to the causes I’ve written about.

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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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ABC News/Nightline: WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING THE ONLY DOCTOR IN WAR-TORN SUDAN’S NUBA MOUNTAINS. A moving and inspiring piece on ABC News/Nightline about Dr. Tom and The Heart of Nuba. Read and watch the segment HERE.

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DR. TOM CATENA - 2017 AURORA PRIZE LAUREATE

The prestigious Aurora Prize honors Dr. Tom Catena “for rekindling faith in humanity”.

PRESS

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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HAPPENING IN SUDAN

A Message from Dr. Tom on Events in Sudan

Sudan News "April 11th, 2019 will hopefully be a big day in Sudanese history as it was the day that dictator Omar al-Bashir and his henchmen were removed from power after a 30 year reign of terror. He has presided over 3 separate bloody civil...

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Sudan: HRW on What Needs to Happen Next

Press FROM OUR COALITION MEMBERS: "The end of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule provides a momentous opportunity for Sudan to put respect for human rights and rule of law at the center of its transition, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan’s authorities...

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FILM UPDATES

The Heart of Nuba Awarded at Cinema for Peace in Berlin

On Februrary 11 The Heart of Nuba was honored with the Most Valuable Documentary Award at Cinema for Peace in Berlin on February 11. Katrina Carlson performed the film’s song “Bloom” for the audience. As an extra blessing, Dr. Tom was able to join us and...

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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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MEET TOM CETENA

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...

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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...

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August 2018: A Message from Dr. Tom

We were so delighted to receive this message from Dr. Tom in August, from "the bush" of the Nuba mountains. Your participation and support has meant so much to him, and to the families of the Nuba mountains. Please continue. If you haven't yet donated,...

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