Doctors on Call for Service Foundation

Provides advanced educational and training opportunities for African doctors in Rwanda and DR Congo and volunteer opportunities for US doctors to help improve African healthcare.

Africa is a continent struggling against an increasing health care crisis, burdened by HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, famine, and war. Health care systems are crumbling, unable to meet the present needs. Most African physicians are working in over-burdened hospitals and clinics, and most have not had any additional medical training or education since graduating from medical school.

doctors-on-call-photo2Since 1994, Doctors on Call for Service Foundation, Inc. (DOCS), a Christian faith-based organization, has been working to improve health care in Africa through educational opportunities for African national doctors that provide a lasting investment in human resources. Currently, we are focusing on work in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Through our programs, we link volunteer U.S. physicians with African national physicians to help them expand their skills and to improve and expand healthcare in Africa.

Because of our work, African national physicians can now receive continuing medical education and training without having to leave Africa. We offer a Master’s Degree in Family Medicine Residency through the University of Limpopo, Pretoria, South Africa, which allows promising young doctors to upgrade their knowledge, stay current, interact with physicians worldwide, and to specialize in Family Medicine. DOCS also offers training seminars in rural Africa to expose young African doctors to interaction with physicians from the U.S. and other countries in Africa.  We also provide opportunities for national African doctors to conduct medical research and to have access to high-quality medical publications.

Contact Information

Doctors On Call For Service, Inc. (DOCS)
P.O. Box 371
Byron Center, MI 49315
T: (616) 328-3736
F: (269) 205-2064

Financial Information

Doctors on Call for Service Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Donate Now to Doctors on Call for Service Foundation


With your support, we can help shape a strong and sustainable future for health care in Africa. Your donation will support:

  • Tuition for physicians enrolled in DOCS’ Family Medicine residency program.
  • Construction of the Family Medicine teaching clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Continuing Medical Education seminars for doctors in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • High-speed Internet access for African doctors enrolled in DOCS’ Family Medicine residency program.
  • Medical publications for African doctors participating in DOCS programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Share your skills and up-to-date medical knowledge with your colleagues in Africa during a short-term Continuing Medical Education trip or through a long-term teaching commitment. Longer trips also available.


To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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