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A historical survey of a failed medical venture? The attempts of the London Missionary Society (LMS) to establish a mission hospital in Sefhare 1934-1952

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dc.contributor.author Mgadla, Part T
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T09:25:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T09:25:56Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.citation Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol 40, Supplement, pp 129-152 en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14104
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract Using primary sources from the Botswana National Archives (BNARS) as well as secondary material, this article argues that the efforts to establish mission hospitals in Africa in general and in Sefhare in the Batswapong district of Botswana in particular were designed to provide the much-needed medical services in mission areas of operation as exemplified by the Batswapong area. Secondly, the article argues that mission endeavours to achieve such noble goals were not without challenges and that, often, such good intentions failed to produce the intended results. Thirdly, the article argues that the establishment of the Sefhare Mission Hospital was a way of competing with other mission bodies in the country so that the London Missionary Society (LMS) should not be misconstrued as being passive in the provision of medical services. Lastly, the article argues that the LMS’s failed venture to achieve its goal of a successful mission hospital was on account of unsound financial capabilities and that it was trying, as it were, to live beyond its means in order to stay in the competition with other mission bodies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.title A historical survey of a failed medical venture? The attempts of the London Missionary Society (LMS) to establish a mission hospital in Sefhare 1934-1952 en
dc.type Article en


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