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

Atlanta Sports Council to Honor Dikembe Mutombo with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Coca-C

ATLANTA (March 19, 2019) – Former NBA star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dikembe Mutombo will receive the Atlanta Sports Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by Coca-Cola at the 2019 Atlanta Sports Awards on June 20 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Tickets to the event are now available for purchase here.

From 1991 to 2009, Mutombo spent his days on the court, where he became known as one of the greatest shot blockers and defensive players of all time. He led the NBA in blocked shots for five consecutive seasons and blocks per game for a record three consecutive seasons. Throughout his career, Mutombo was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times and was an eight-time NBA All Star.

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NBA Hall of Famer + Humanitarian, Dikembe Mutombo, visits BD!

BD associates at Company headquarters in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, received quite a surprise on Wednesday, May 1. NBA Hall of Famer, humanitarian and friend of BD — Dikembe Mutombo — visited Franklin Lakes, to speak with associates about his mission of improving health, education and quality of life around the world.

Dikembe, joined by Drs. Mimi and Louis Kanda, thanked BD for its latest contribution to the Dikembe Motombo Foundation (DMF), comprised of $50,000 cash and $25,000 in product, which was used to train healthcare workers at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital.

Dikembe Meets with the Lightner Y Achievers

On Thursday, April 18, 2019 a group of 39 high school students (juniors and seniors) from Raleigh, NC arrived in Atlanta on a college tour (Clark University, SCAD, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Emory University, Georgia State and Georgia Tech). These students are with the Lightner Y Achievers<https://www.ymcatriangle.org/programs-services/clubs-activities/lightner-y-achievers> program named after Clarence Lightner the first African-American mayor of Raleigh, N.C.  The program focuses on after-school tutorials, mentoring, model U.N. and SAT preparation. They meet on Saturdays with business executives, nonprofit organizations and civic leaders to discuss philanthropy, civil engagement, leadership and higher education.  The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation treated the group and their chaperones to an afternoon at the Georgia Aquarium. Dikembe Mutombo met with the eager students before they returned home.

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.
About DMF

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.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Dikembe Mutombo was asked by the Ebola Coordination Team at CDC to record PSAs in French, Lingala, Swahili and English about the Ebola outbreak in the DRC. Messages created to encourage Congolese citizens in …


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)

partnership will bring pathology services to the DRC to help stem rapid growth of non-communicable diseases and to provide patients at the BMMH with access to rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care and treatment.

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.

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Proud of our son, Jean Jacques Dikembe Mutombo Jr who Graduated from @thelovettschool today and going to Columbia University. Rose and I thank God everyday for the blessing we have. #thesonofcongo🇨🇩drc… https://t.co/rOR7Me5DXZ

Nothing is impossible to those who love Him. He is a God of love and mercy. Education is the key of success. @georgetown @officialmutombo dikembe_mutombo_foundation_ ryanmutombo https://t.co/xrpTjIM0CN

Job well done. She surprised everyone that she will attend Georgetown Law School next year. Thanks God for blessing us with this beautiful daughter, Carrie Biamba Marie Mutombo. We are so proud of her.… https://t.co/e0J4UaCSiV

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