Corrie Verduyn trained as a doctor in Rotterdam, qualifying in1985, and came to the UK in 1988.
She did her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Manchester area and
until 2011 worked as a non-consultant specialist at North Manchester General Hospital.
In 2007 Corrie took two years out from work to go as a
volunteer for VSO in Tanzania, working in a rural hospital
with very limited resources, as head of the HIV services
and head of maternity care. As in many hospitals in
East Africa, she was the only university trained doctor
in the hospital. It made her more aware of the need of
many African countries for skilled medical staff.
After her return to the UK, with that experience in Africa,
Corrie felt God calling her to devote the rest of her working
life there, demonstrating God’s love, sharing her skills and
contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of women
and their families.
The rate of mothers dying in childbirth in most of Africa is
some 50 times higher than in the UK. Most of those deaths
are preventable with easy and low cost interventions. It is
one of the World Health Organisation’s millennium goals
to reduce maternal mortality.
Under the banner of CMS, Corrie Verduyn is now working at
Kiwoko Hospital in Luwero Diocese, Uganda. The hospital
has a strong Christian foundation, with evangelism and medical
help going hand in hand. As a doctor, Corrie is using her skills and
training as the clinical lead for women’s health, obstetrics and gynaecology.
The Church Mission Society was founded in 1799 by William Wilberforce
and others during the anti-slavery campaigns, and is Anglican based, with
mission partners in Asia, Latin America and Africa. CMS is committed to
evangelistic mission, working to see our world transformed by the love of Jesus.