“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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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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Meeting Challenges at Bongolo

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” (Colossians 3:23) Doctors, nurses, missionaries, and other staff at Bongolo Hospital are working together to find creative ways to meet the challenges of the ongoing worldwide COVID pandemic. Here, American missionary Alace Straw volunteers extra hours helping to organize and dispense vital

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Anesthesia Graduation

Congratulations to Peya, Mathieu, and Joseph! They completed the first formal Nurse Anesthesia Training program at Bongolo Hospital and celebrated their graduation on June 26th. These men completed over 500 hours of classroom and simulation work and over 5000 hours of hands-on clinical experience during the last two years. Goal achieved–to provide safe and competent

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New X-Ray Machine!

The recent installation of a brand new, all digital X-Ray system not only places important imaging information at the fingertips of Bongolo doctors, it also allows for easy collaboration with specialists anywhere in the world.  This means that even patients in the remote tropical rainforests of Gabon can have access to the best possible medical

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L’École de Santé de l’Hôpital de Bongolo – Bongolo’s School of Health

Bongolo’s School of Health began a three-year nurse training course on January 4, 2021, with a record number of 20 new students. The course is a 36-month program of about 3600 hours of combined classroom and practical work. Sandie Freeman, RN, MSN (Masters of Science in Nursing) is the school’s director and teaches alongside Amanda

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