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We strive to accomplish our goals through an emphasis on primary health care and disease prevention, the promotion of health policy, health research and increased access to health care education for the people of the Congo.

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Salute to Greatness Awards Gala

Every year, The King Center in Atlanta leads the nation-wide observance of the national holiday commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the marquee events of The King Center’s week-long holiday experience is the annual “Salute to Greatness Awards Gala.” The Salute to Greatness Award is one of The King Center’s highest honors and is given to individuals and progressive organizations in recognition of outstanding efforts toward building the beloved community, to which Dr. King dedicated his life.

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Mr. Dikembe Mutombo will receive the 2019 Yolanda Denise King Higher Ground Award during the gala. This event will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Atlanta.

DMF aids boy with face tumor

Dikembe Mutombo flew a young boy to the United States with hopes to remove his face tumor. Matada Sela Petit was shunned from his society and pulled from school because of his condition, and the NBA star wanted to help him out. But sadly the 8-year-old passed away after he suffered a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to anesthesia” amid surgery.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, a fearsome 7-foot-2 center in his playing days, said Tuesday he was moved to tears at the sight of Jerusalem‘s ancient walls.

Mutombo, who hails from a devout Christian community in Congo, described his first visit to the holy city as an emotional experience. He said he thought about his parents, who died before they could see the place they had spent their lives reading about in the Bible.

“My parents might be gone, but they instilled in me the dream of coming here, and I’ve made it,” he said. “I can’t believe I’m really here.”

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The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation is dedicated to improving the health, education and quality of life for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are committed to providing high quality health care to people regardless of their economic conditions.
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Following the judgement by the High Constitutional Court. I congratulate HE. Felix Tshisekedi on his election as President of the DRC. While congratulating all the Congolese, I beseech you to maintain peace and affirm my commitment to furthering our historic and brotherly ties.

Thanks The King Center for the Yolanda D. King Higher Ground Award. Award. @nbacares dikembe_mutombo_foundation_ @nbacares jrnba nba_africa @atlhawks @houstonrockets cityofatlantaga… https://t.co/lmUdmqJbiX

THE KING CENTER’S Salute to Greatness AWARDS GALA 2019. I was truly honored to accept the Yolanda D. King Higher Ground Award. As Dr. King said in 1964:”No individual or nation can be… https://t.co/ZbaYqQUijf

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