In 1994, a dream was launched of training Gabonese surgeons and that dream triggered the conversations that led to the birth of PAACS. In 2009 it came true! Dr. Simplice TCHOBA with his wife Neni, a dentist, and one child arrived at Bongolo Hospital as a PAACS resident. Both trained in Moscow and were fluent in Russian. Just prior to starting his training, Simplice completed six months of formal English training in Nairobi. Simplice began his training at Bongolo Hospital on August 19, 2009. Dr. Simplice Tchoba graduated as a Surgeon in July 2014.