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.

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US officials have former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo record Ebola messages

U.S. officials are working with basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo to help fight the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“I am speaking with you today because I care deeply about our country, and I need your help to stop the Ebola outbreak in the north part of the country. Ebola is real. The current outbreak is the country’s largest ever,” Mutombo, who is from the DRC, says in a video posted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Spots were recorded in Kiswahili, French and Lingala.

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U.S. turns to Mutombo to deliver Ebola message

Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.

Mutombo, regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in NBA history and a well-known philanthropist in his native Congo, recorded radio and video spots designed to persuade people to take precautions and get care that might stop the disease’s spread.

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NBA Hall of Famer tours Emory’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit

When NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist Dikembe Mutombo, a Congolese American who has built a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was visiting his homeland recently, he noticed that people weren’t shaking hands with others who came from areas in the DRC where Ebola virus is spreading.

“The fear is there, of not knowing who has it or where the risk is,” he said, describing the Congo’s current outbreak, now the second-deadliest in history.

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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.

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)

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.

Gift of Hearing

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

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Grateful for Dikembe Mutombo’s support in spreading crucial and potentially life-saving messages about #Ebola to affected communities in his native #DRC. I hope his example encourages others to join this effort! Watch @officialmutombo in @CDCgov’s new PSA. https://t.co/voEZKLCbuD

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