Medical Residency Program in the Congo
About this Mission Project
The Vanga Hospital is one of the few Christian medical residency programs in Africa that trains young doctors in medical, surgical and holistic medicine. Graduates go on to run mission hospitals in the interior and to assume management positions and clinical roles (in surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, etc.). The program has endured civil wars and pillaging while turning out some of the best doctors in the Congo.
The need for doctors in the Congo remains great. In rural areas, there is one doctor for every 100,000 patients. Vanga Hospital has the capacity to train 16 to 20 doctors at a time, but not enough funding to enroll them in the 3-year medical residency program. They are seeking churches interested in sponsoring a medical resident.
- $300/month sponsors one medical resident.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $300 a month for the support of a young doctor for residency training at the Evangelical Hospital in Vanga in the Congo. The purpose is to provide support for the student over the three-year program.
This project will be managed by Vanga Hospital with assistance from missionaries Dr. Tim and Kathy Rice and Dr. Bill and Ann Clemmer.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the health of thousands in the Congo as young national doctors serve in support of the gospel and the quest for healing, health and rebirth.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with the Rices, the Clemmers and the staff of Vanga Hospital that young people will be trained as doctors to bring health and renewal to those they serve in Jesus’ name.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Medical Residency in Congo on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
Four medical residents at Vanga Hospital discuss a case with a doctor prior to surgery.