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Now you can directly support Dr. Tom Catena’s life-saving work in the Nuba mountains. Every dollar donated to Dr. Tom’s Mother of Mercy Hospital through the Take Heart Foundation goes to Dr. Tom and the Mother of Mercy hospital to buy supplies, including vaccines and syringes, to support the local school and, most importantly, to continue to train the Nuba staff and prepare surgeons to one day operate their hospital independently. You can also expand your influence even further and become a fund raiser for Dr. Tom.


The Heart of Nuba is now available on Hulu — on your television, computer, tablet or phone. Have you arranged your viewing party?

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Official Trailer: Heart of Nuba


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.


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


Roger’s Movie Nation

“Not every deserving person can win the Nobel Peace Prize…It seems the least society can do to honor them and shine a light on their good deeds is produce a good documentary about them.”

Lyon’s Den Review

The Lyons Den Radio show on 91.5 FM radio in Las Vegas, Nevada, aired a review of The Heart of Nuba for its listeners. To hear click on the audio file below: THE HEART OF...

Cheddar Interview with Director Kenneth A. Carlson

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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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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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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.

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The Heart of Nuba Opens in DC

The Heart of Nuba opened with a splash in Washington, D.C. last night, with more than 200 people attending. We were particularly happy to see and meet some of our incredible NGO partners who are working so hard in Washington on behalf of the people of...

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LA Premiere of The Heart of Nuba

A fantastic premiere in Los Angeles last night, to a sold out crowd. Q and A moderated by The Africa Channel's Nzinga Blake, with The Heart of Nuba director Kenneth A. Carlson, and Cecil Blake, former Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting for...

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March 26 New York Premiere

On March 26 the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) hosted the exclusive New York Premiere of The Heart of Nuba at the Village East Cinema.  Thirty one members of Tom Catena's family attended the premiere and sent special messages to Sudan from the red...

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Tom Catena in Fresno, CA for Aurora Prize Tour

In addition to caring for the people of the Nuba Mountains, this year, as the Aurora Prize Initiative Chair, Dr. Tom has been traveling and speaking about the Mother of Mercy Hospital and the Aurora Prize, conveying what the prize meant to him, and...

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Dr. James Peck on Volunteering at Mother of Mercy Hospital

One of the gifts that has made it possible for Dr. Tom to travel and inspire others is having new doctors and  surgeons do volunteer stints at Mother of Mercy Hospital, arranged through the long-term supporters of Mother of Mercy at the Catholic Medical...

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