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Final Day of School Year!

???????????????????????????????On June 13 the Nursing students met at the school at 9am for their last day of their second year of classes. After cleaning the school classrooms and office everyone sat around in a circle and had a sandwich lunch. Songs were sung then came some testimonies of how God had helped them during the year. Next various papers, projects, tests were handed back to the Students before they each received an envelope with their final Grades.

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The Nursing students were VERY glad to be done with classes for awhile. During the summer Nursing Students will continue to do their hospital clinical work but each will also have five weeks of vacation. Nursing School classes will resume in September.

Called to Medical Missions!

Dr. Deborah Walker, a Pediatrician at the Bongolo Hospital, shares Claude Alain’s exciting story of God’s healing as well as her testimony of how she was called to serve Christ through medicine. Her article appeared in  the January 15, 2014 “a-Life, Alliance Magazine” by the title, ” Through Healing Hands”.  Please click here for Dr Walker’s moving testimony of how she was called to serve in medicine and how she has helped several children get to the States for heart surgery.

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Fire!

MiTransforer Fire . Jan 17 2014d afternoon on Friday January 17th there was a city power outage at the Bongolo Hospital and Station. The emergency generator was started. Dr. Zach O’Connor went frequently to see if the city power was on so he could switch the hospital back to it and turn off the generator.  About 7pm the city plant switched the power back on but the current surged and caused the main transformer at Bongolo  to explode and start on fire. This happened  just as Zita, a nursing student, was passing by the small building where the transformer was kept.  Zita quickly told others. The electric company turned off the power to Bongolo Station and many helped put out the fire in the destroyed transformer building. Praise the Lord that no one was hurt.  Because the hospital and residences were still on the emergency generator power all of the medical equipment  and electric appliances were protected when the electricity surged and burned the transformer. Praise the Lord!

On Sunday Pastor Serge Batouboko drove to Libreville to purchase a new transformer. He was able to do so on Monday. This transformer will arrive at Bongolo today for installation. Until then Bongolo hospital and station are still using the diesel fueled generator.  Pray that gifts come in to help with the costs of this new transformer which cost over $150,000. If you wish to help financially online you may click HERE In the line about Special Projects write, “Bongolo Hospital Special Projects” so it will get to the correct account to help pay for the new transformer. Thanks so much for your prayers and your gifts.

Outpatient Medical Clinic

IMG_2334Another new building is going up at the Hospital. It will be an Outpatient Medical Clinic for doctors and nurses who consult adult patients. The original building where they consulted was very old and was torn down. They have been working out of a temporary building until this new building is completed. It is being built between the new Emergency Department and the double story AIDS Clinic-Pharmacy- Cashier building.

 

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PAACS Graduation 2013!

IMG_1854PAACS held its 9th graduation ceremony and celebration at Bongolo Hospital on July 28 for Dr.Philadelphie Dembele (Mali) and Dr. Ruffin Loua (Guinea-Conakry), the 9th and 10th graduates from Bongolo (27th and 28th from PAACS). During the same ceremony, Bongolo Hospital’s 3-year ophthalmology training program (POB) graduated its first ophthalmology resident, Dr. Elisee Baroua, from the DRC. Dr. Wendy Hofman is the Program Director. (From PAACS Bulletin #110)

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