Our Promise To transform lives in under-served global communities by reducing the chronic burden of arthritis and disability through total joint reconstruction. To leave the communities they visited healthier, more knowledgeable and inspired to reach beyond prior limits. To empower, educate and engage women and their larger community in developing countries around the world. WOGO…

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March 2020 – David J. Davis, histology consultant with the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conducts training for the pathology team at the hospital. David has also secured essential medical equipment for the new lab which is scheduled to open before the end of the year. ASCP will provide tele pathology for consultation with…

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On Thursday, July 11, 2019 the U.S. Ambassador to the DRC, Michael Hammer and his wife Margret Bjorgulfdottir hosted a reception in honor of Dikembe and Rose Mutombo at their private residence in the capital city of  Kinshasa.  The entire Dikembe Mutombo Foundation delegation attended the event. DMF Delegation:Dikembe and Rose Mutombo, Atlanta, GeorgiaDrs. Louis and Mimi Kanda, DMF senior medical advisors, Washington,…

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July 2019 –Dr. Helena Ndume is a Namibian ophthalmologist who is internationally renowned for her humanitarian work. To date she has performed sight-restoring surgeries upon 35,000 Namibians.  Over the course of five days Dr. Ndume along with her eye surgery team performed 178 cataract removal surgeries at the Biamba Marie Mutombo hospital. (1st photo) July 2019…

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On Saturday, July 13, 2019 Dikembe and Rose Mutombo flew from Kinshasa to the city of Mbuji Mayi which is located in the Kasai-Oriental Province. Mbuji Mayi is the third largest city in the DR Congo, but despite its large population, the city remains remote, having little connection to surrounding provinces. Dikembe paid respect to his ancestors when he…

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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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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 – an oral treatment for sleeping sickness or human African trypanosomiasis (HAT). HAT is endemic in 36 African countries and those affected by sleeping sickness are some of the most…

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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…

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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…

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