What We Do

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.

Latest News & Media

How Dikembe is changing healthcare in his homeland of the DRC

Dikembe has worked to build lifesaving healthcare infrastructure, change the mentality on seeking medical care, bring awareness to women’s health, and advocate for in-country healthcare training. Watch multi-award winning CNN journalist Isha Sesay’s conversation with Dikembe in his TEDMED 2018 Talk to learn more about his current efforts.

Dikembe speaks at the University of Chicago and meets with Obama

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Dikembe Mutombo attended third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL. Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama returned to Chicago for this the two-day event which kicked off at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The summit featured civil rights activists and celebrities.

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Congolese President visits Atlanta on official visit

On Friday, September 27, 2019 the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation welcomed Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, First Lady Denise Tshisekedi and their delegation (22 people) on their first official visit to the city of Atlanta.  The first stop was to The King Center as requested by President Tshisekedi. 

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DMF Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science - Coming 2021

Join today and become a DMF partner!

The Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science and Entrepreneurship is scheduled to open in 2021. Please join our campaign and help us realize our dream.

Our Commitment

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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DMF Partnerships

American Cancer Society (ASC)

ASC has been advising DMF about pain management, chemotherapy delivery and training on pain assessment for cancer patients at BMMH.

UNFPA

Funds fistula repair surgery for women at BMMH. Obstetric fistula most commonly occurs among women who live in low-resource countries, who give birth without access to medical help. If a woman’s labor becomes obstructed, she could remain in excruciating pain for days before her baby is finally dislodged. Her baby likely dies and she is […]

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

July 2019 – The Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital (BMMH) is lacking a anatomo-pathology laboratory which means pathology specimens have to be sent out for analysis and diagnosis.  This leads to costly charges to the hospital and delays in diagnosis. Quality assurance is also a concern when this happens.To answer our call, The American Society of […]

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi)

a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases recently announced the registration of fexinidazole –

Smile Train

An international children’s charity that performs cleft lip and palate surgeries. They also trained our local surgeons to perform cleft repairs. Since our partnership with Smile Train in 2016, 183 surgeries have been performed at BMMH.

Gift of Hearing

In 2010, the Starkey Hearing Foundation made a commitment to provide 1 million free hearing aids this decade.

Follow Our Journey

See the latest updates from Dikembe Mutombo by following via twitter

First patient ever in Kinshasa, DRC to receive neoadjuvant chemotherapy for down staging of breast cancer followed be ultrasound guided lumpectomy, axillary node dissection oncoplastic tissue rearrangement and… https://t.co/LZxjP53Ejz

On tuesday, I spoke at the University of Chicago, Institute of Politics (IOP) where I was featured on the popular podcast, “The Axe Files” hosted by David Axelrod. Axelrod is a former Senior Advisor to President… https://t.co/8DV1r913aZ

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