For over twenty years, missionary nurses ran a small dispensary for treating the medical needs of local Gabonese. In 1977, with the arrival of a team of missionary medical personnel, the small dispensary began building what eventually developed into the Bongolo Hospital of the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Gabon. Missionaries along with over 70 local Gabonese personnel keep the hospital open to serve the local province and all other provinces of Gabon, including patients from the country of Congo Braazaville.
A 158-bed facility in the town of Lebamba, Bongolo Hospital has a busy Outpatient department, Surgery, Adult Medicine, Maternity, Pediatrics and Laboratory. There is also a Dental Clinic, Eye Surgery Clinic, and an AIDS/HIV Treatment Center, all needed specialties in the area.