Creative innovations in the midst of COVID-19

In the midst of this COVID-19 global pandemic, Bongolo is continuing to innovate and make creative changes. The following story showcases examples of the ingenuity of the hospital staff. Medical Director Dr. Renée Valach has been training and leading the nursing staff with simulated practices to correctly put on and Read more…

COVID-19 preparations at Bongolo Hospital

On Monday, March 23, 2020, Bongolo had it’s first suspected COVID-19 case. A patient came through the checkpoint station with a fever, a cough and shortness of breath. The patient also reported being exposed to a couple of people from Libreville while at a gathering in the interior of the Read more…

From Darkness to Light: the Bongolo Eye Clinic

On February 18, 2020 the eye clinic moved into a brand new building. It was constructed over the last 4 years after getting the good news in December 2013 that American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), a branch of USAID, would be providing a $600,000 grant toward its construction. 63 Read more…

Dr. Sam Fabiano, Bongolo’s 18th PAACS Graduate – “Stir up one another to love and good works” Hebrews 10:24

Dr. Samuel Chimbioputo Sassamela Fabiano is Bongolo Hospital’s most recent PAACS graduate. The PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons) program trains African physicians to Western standards in surgery while at the same time discipling them in their Christian faith. Dr. Sam has studied for over 18 years post secondary, across Read more…

The Marvel in the Maternity Department

Merveilleux is a French word that translates into English as wonderful, marvelous, great, wondrous, lovely, miraculous. One baby girl, aptly named by her parents, Merveilleux, is Bongolo’s youngest surviving baby ever to be born at Bongolo Hospital.  On January 10th of this year, Doctors Izzi Elliott and Renee Valach worked Read more…