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EBOLA ALERT: Crushing Ebola AT ITS CORE: Democratic Republic of Congo         Dr. Fobbs has produced an Ebola decontamination video using a protocol practiced by Jean-Claude Bataneni, M.D., physician/surgeon at the front line of having crushed Ebola at Nebobongo Village Hospital in the DRC.

A Message from Denard M. Fobbs, Sr., MD, Founder

Save Africa Save Our World (SA-SOW) was born early in my college years at Morehouse. This was where I had my first close encounter with African students.

I believe that our collective solution to 'righting the wrongs' of the world should begin in Africa. At times, the task of reform and restoration of the African continent seems so large and so daunting that a sane response might appear to be avoidance, yet we must move forward. If we have the will, God will provide a way. Let's begin.

Contact Pamela, pfreemanfobbs@gmail.com or (559) 225-7600. You may also visit DrFobbs.com for additional information.

BELOW:  4 March 2017 GRAND OPENING of the new Pediatric Wing at Nebobongo Evangelical Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo.Medical Director, Jean Claude Bataneni, M.D.

 

CONGO 2013!  Please view the below video of our amazing journey and medical mission to Nebobongo Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo in January, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 HISTORY OF NEBOBONGO HOSPITAL, Democratic Republic of Congo - VIDEO LINK: www.cross.tv/78482

    The female physician in this video, "Mama Luka"--named by the Congolese after Luke in the Bible, helped to found Nebobongo Hospital in the 1950's.  This profound video is her return after 15 years. Love truly conquers ALL.

The above web-link provides a broad and profound overview of the geography, the people and social structure and the history of Nebobongo hospital. Much has changed since its inception while much remains the same in Nebobongo and the region.

     Please read more about our 2013 Medical Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Sidebar section of this web page.

CONGO!

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has had political instability, a lack of infrastructure, issues with corruption and centuries of both commercial and colonial extraction and exploitation with little holistic development. Besides the capital Kinshasa, the two next largest cities Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi are both mining communities. DR Congo's largest export is raw minerals, with China accepting over 50% of DRC's exports in 2012. In 2016, DR Congo's level of human development was ranked 176th out of 187 countries by the Human Development Index. As of 2018, around 600,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring countries from conflicts in the centre and east of the DRC.Two million children risk starvation, and the fighting has displaced 4.5 million people.The country is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, African Union and COMESA.

Centred on the Congo Basin, the territory of the DRC was first inhabited by Central African foragers around 90,000 years ago and was reached by the Bantu expansion about 3,000 years ago. In the west, the Bantu Kingdom of Kongo ruled around the mouth of the Congo River from the 14th to 19th centuries. In the centre and east, the kingdoms of Luba and Lunda ruled from the 16th and 17th centuries to the 19th century. In the 1870s, just before the onset of the Scramble for Africa, European exploration of the Congo Basin was carried out, first led by Henry Morton Stanley under the sponsorship of King Leopold II of Belgium. Leopold formally acquired rights to the Congo territory at the Berlin Conference in 1885 and made the land his private property, naming it the Congo Free State. During the Free State, the colonial military unit, the Force Publique, forced the local population to produce rubber, and from 1885 to 1908, millions of Congolese died as a consequence of disease and exploitation. In 1908, Belgium, despite initial reluctance, formally annexed the Free State, which became the Belgian Congo. The Belgian Congo achieved independence on 30 June 1960 under the name Republic of the Congo. Congolese nationalist Patrice Lumumba was elected the first Prime Minister, while Joseph Kasa-Vubu became the first President. Conflict arose over the administration of the territory, which became known as the Congo Crisis.

Despite its history of discord, instability and violence, the DRC is one of the most beautiful places on earth, rich in minerals and phenomenal rainforests. The Congolese are generous and proud people who want to help their beloved country become all that it has the possibility of being. 

Save Africa Save Our World, Inc., is committed to doing all that we can do to assist the Congolese in achieving their dream of a Democratic and flourishing DRC.