Legacy in a Garden

Legacy in a Garden

More Than Meets the Eye Bongolo Hospital sits approximately 150 miles south of the Equator in the village of La Bamba Gabon. Since it is on the equator the seasons are similar year-round. There is a rainy season which really means 15 to 20 thunderstorms per month. In...
Jean Paul and the Eye Clinic

Jean Paul and the Eye Clinic

A 10-year old boy named Jean Paul was admitted to an isolation room at Bongolo Hospital with a deep chronic tropical ulcer on his lower leg. He was friendly but shy, keeping to himself most of the time. The nurses changed his dressings several times a day and had...
What can hope do?

What can hope do?

Honest Insights     Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, a young family practice physician from Virginia was talking with me on the front screened in patio of her one-bedroom bungalow. We had just finished a lovely chicken dinner that she had prepared for me as...
Miracle in the Jungle

Miracle in the Jungle

This is a photo of a little Ambari. I met her today at the end of rounds. She was waiting to see Dr. Renee Valach, the internal medicine/pediatrics doc. Renee told me her story when I asked for her photo. She is 14 months, born cachectic to two parents with HIV....
Bongolo Friends; Who and Why

Bongolo Friends; Who and Why

Hello, I am Glenn Hanna president of Bongolo Friends Inc.I am pleased to welcome you to our brand-new Blog and website. Like every other organization, we also were impacted by COVID. So, though we are delayed we are exuberant and excited to be moving full speed ahead....
Simple Things

Simple Things

Back in the 1980s, when a truck or a shipping container arrived at the Bongolo Hospital from the capital city, Libreville, we could be almost certain it contained boxes from Women’s Missionary Prayer Fellowship groups (WMPF) in the United States. And in those boxes...