Gwen and Larry Melon, having been inspired by an article on Dr. Albert Schweitzer in LIFE magazine, visited the 'Grand Docteur' at Lambarene and he gave permission for his name to be used for their project of building a new hospital in one of the poorest areas in the Caribbean, a place they had chosen after looking at several other options in Central and South America.

The "Hôpital Albert Schweitzer" in Haiti is now an outstanding humanitarian institution, bearing the words "Reverence for Life" above the main entrance. We have supported this hospital, all be it with relatively small donations, since 1995.

Reverence for Life UK (incorporating Dr. Schweitzer’s Hospital Fund) is a registered charity in the UK. Charity No. 1102057