Adventist Seminary of Health Evangelism

A school of public health that served the Tanzania Union area. It was located on the campus of Heri Hospital. It began as a field station, operated by the Division of Public Health and Tropical Medicine of Loma Linda University. Workers and other interested members were brought in for two years of public health training, the first class graduating in 1962. C. R. Stafford arrived in 1963 as the first permanent director, and was at different times assisted by R. G. Lorenson and J. Thompson and several student missionaries. By 1974 a total of 124 graduates had completed this course, among them pastors, evangelists, nurses, and teachers. The principles of healthful living and preventive medicine were spread through all areas of church influence in Tanzania. Late in 1974 the school, still under...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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