Dr. Douglas Lungu named MBF Medical Director and Vice President of International Operations


For Immediate Publication

Houston, TX

We are very pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Douglas Lungu has joined MBF as the Medical Director and Vice President of International Operations. Dr. Lungu brings extensive clinical experience as a practicing surgeon and hospital Chief of Surgery in addition to extensive experience in hospital administration, public health and medical research.

Prior to joining MBF, Dr. Lungu was Hospital Director and Vice Chancellor of Daeyang Luke Hospital and Daeyang University in Lilongwe Malawi. He also previously served as Chief Surgical Specialist and Head of Clinical Services at the Mzuzu Central Hospital, Malawi Ministry of Health. He has also served with the Malawi Ministry of Health as Director of Clinical Services and a number of other positions in research and health systems consulting.

“The future of medical missions in Africa as well as other areas of the world is at a critical point in history. Medical technology and treatments for diseases are changing worldwide at a pace never before imagined yet mission hospitals are falling behind.” according to Andrew Mayo, MBF CEO. “We believe that Dr. Lungu will be instrumental leader in working with medical ministries across Africa to help develop nationwide networks of church-owned hospitals, medical clinics and nursing schools that will change medical care for millions of people.”  Dr. Lungu commented, “Never before has there been the opportunity for the medical ministry of the church to impact the lives of so many people. Yet the critical infrastructure, human resources, funding and systems to serve people lags far behind. I am honored that God has called me to a ministry with such great potential.”

Dr. Lungu completed his Bachelor of Science at Medical Science University of St. Andrews, Scotland, his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Malawi and his General Surgery Residency at University of Cape Town, South Africa. 

Dr. Lungu will be based in Malawi and work with international medical partners throughout Africa. He can be reached at dlungu@mbf.net