About this Mission Project
American Baptists have invested significant support and personnel over the years to improve health care in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Vanga Hospital is one the few Christian medical Residency programs in Africa that trains young doctors in medical, surgical and holistic medicine.
Graduates go on to run mission hospitals in the interior, assume management and clinical (surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, etc.) roles that are so necessary to keep hospitals going in this challenging environment. The program has endured civil wars and pillaging while turning out some of the best doctors in Congo.
The need for doctors in Congo remains great. In rural areas there is one doctor for every 100,000 patients. Vanga Hospital has the capacity to train 16-20 doctors, but not enough funding to enroll them in the 3 year medical residency program. They are seeking churches interested in sponsoring a medical resident for $300/month.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $300 a month for the support of a young male or female doctor for residency training at the Evangelical Hospital in Vanga. The purpose is to provide support over the three year program. This project will be managed by Vanga Hospital with support and assistance from Dr. Bill and Ann Clemmer.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the health of thousands as young national doctors serve in support of the Gospel and the quest for healing, health and rebirth.
Connect to this Mission Project
Pray with Ann and Bill Clemmer and their partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo that young men and women will be trained as doctors. Then they can take on the work started by generations of American Baptists in bringing health of body and renewal of spirit to these we are called to serve in the name and love of Jesus.
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A young doctor at Vanga Hospital smiles after performing one of her first deliveries. Our best investment in mission in Congo may be in these doctors.