OUR MISSION: Improving Health · Developing Leaders · Creating Change
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world.
Through community-based, mentored direct service and a
multidisciplinary, reflective leadership development program, ASF is
building community capacity and training a professional workforce that
- skilled in addressing the underlying causes of health inequities;
- committed to improving the health outcomes of underserved communities; and
- prepared for a life of continued service.
To date, nearly 2,500 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly
500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need.
Additionally, more than 100 Fellows have provided care at the
100-year-old Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa.
Through this work and through the contributions of the 99 percent of
Fellows whose professional careers serve their communities, ASF
perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of famed physician-humanitarian
Dr. Albert Schweitzer.