Ulrich Ilema

Le Petit Culte

French – lit. “the little worship” One of Bongolo’s staff chaplains shares the Gospel message with those gathered in the waiting area outside consultation Monday morning. Bongolo’s chaplain ministry delivers such messages daily throughout the week, as well as visiting patients and families for bedside ministry in their rooms.  Ministries like these distinguish Bongolo as …

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“La Relève de Demain”

Doctor in white lab coat administers eye exam to a child

French – “The succession of tomorrow” Veteran ophthalmology resident Dr. Roger looks on as newly-arrived surgical ophthalmology intern Dr. Siméon administers an on-site visual acuity exam to a patient in the pediatrics department. Bongolo’s strong tradition in training prepares its graduates to not only provide excellent medical care, but to pass on their knowledge to …

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Making Disciples

Doctors and medical workers converse outside African hospital

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”  – Matthew 28: 19-20 Students in Bongolo’s nursing program benefit from frequent opportunities to work alongside experienced doctors and nurses to …

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Premature newborn baby with medical tubes

At only 1200g (2lbs, 10oz), premature newborn Gabrielle is smaller than 99% of newborn babies as she joins the world.  Her cesarean birth at Bongolo was a success and her prognosis is good, but given a complication late in the pregnancy doctors say Gabrielle would not likely have survived a home birth had her mother …

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Bongolo Awarded 10-Year AMH Grant

A delegation from African Mission Healthcare (AMH) spent their multi-day visit to Bongolo Hospital this week touring the hospital, learning about Bongolo’s many training programs, and meeting with hospital leadership to discuss specific plans to further develop the hospital and its priorities. AMH and Bongolo Hospital are delighted to announce the start of a 10-year …

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