Aurora Fellowship: Inspiring Action
In May 2017, the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to our longest serving volunteer, Dr. Tom Catena, for his courageous work as the first and only permanent medical doctor serving in the only referral hospital in Sudan’s war-torn Nuba Mountains.
The award came with a $1 million dollar prize, which Tom designated to three key partners, including CMMB. One of the initiatives supported by this award was the launch of CMMB’s Aurora Fellowship program. The program provided opportunities for highly skilled professionals to bring care to under-served populations in areas of extreme hardship; places that few are willing to go.
Meet Our Aurora Fellows
Thanks to the fellowship, CMMB placed 12 volunteers, including doctors, nurses, engineers, and hospital administrators, to serve at health facilities in extremely remote and impoverished communities. While the Aurora Fellowship ended in 2018, there are still fellows in the field, and the impact of their service will live on long after they have all moved on.
Click on their photos to learn more about these incredible volunteers and read their stories!