Meet Tom Catena
Meet the man who has selflessly and courageously served the needs of a forgotten people as the region is bombed by the country’s President’s forces.
The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors esteemed Catholic Missionary physician in war-torn Sudan for rekindling faith in humanity.
“As a doctor in Sudan, let me tell you: foreign aid saves lives.”
The difficulties of running a hospital in a conflict zone, however, cannot be underestimated. The staples for running a hospital anywhere else in the world— electricity and running water— are a luxury to us. And, most types of foreign aid are nonexistent.
CARING FOR THOUSANDS IN A FORGOTTEN WAR As the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, home to 750,000 people, Dr. Tom Catena has worked around the clock to care for the citizens of this war-torn area. Amid ongoing civil war between the...
“…the source of most of our conflicts is the idea that one person’s life is more valuable than someone else’s.”
“Never did I think… that he’d have the wherewithal to grab the camera out of his desk drawer when he heard incoming Sukhois and shoot some of the most harrowing footage of the film!”
An adult, a young adult and a child all have the same disease and you have enough medicine to save one. Who do you choose? It’s not a trick question.
The former Brown University football star is profiled as part of their ‘Playing It Forward’ series.
Greetings from the bush! Sharing this short clip with you in the hope that you get a kick out of it and...
When Dr. Tom Catena is confronted with a condition or a wound he’s never seen before, he has hours, sometimes...
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Catena is being honored for his humanitarian efforts — treating a staggering number of diseases, from malaria to brain injuries, since 2008. He will be awarded a Doctorate of Medical Science.
“They had never seen a sponge, much less a syringe. Now there are 200 people on staff, almost all Nuban.”
“Thus far, Sudanese government forces have bombed the facility 11 times. “