The Little Children

Children at a picnic table

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 The pediatrics department at Bongolo Hospital sees thousands of patients each year for care of conditions like malaria, pneumonia, sickle cell anemia, and dehydration, making Bongolo’s pediatrics department one of …

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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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Sight to the blind, the story of the widow Germaine

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 NIV In 2013 Maman Germaine Mouniango from Koulamoutou, Gabon lost her sight completely to cataracts in both eyes. Last month, Maman Germaine had cataract surgery and has completely regained her sight! Maman Germaine was accompanied by one …

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Formation d’Anesthésie – Nurse Anesthesia Training Program at Bongolo

Joseph Diangatebe is a Gabonese nurse from Mouila – the regional capital, about a 2 hour drive from Bongolo. He had been working there for the last 10 years when he heard about the creation of a nurse anesthesia training program at Bongolo. He moved to Bongolo to join the first class that began in …

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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 take off PPE (personal protective …

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