Save Africa Save Our World, Inc.

African Diaspora Support Organization, Medical Missions, Health, Women and Children, Education, Sustainability

Dr. Fobbs Delivers baby as a new OB/GYN in 1982

   

Save Africa Save Our World...a history of helping

 

Since 1982, SA-SOW's Founder, Denard M. Fobbs, MD, has built a firm foundation of relationships with the below local, state and national organizations. Dr. Denard and Pamela Fobbs, have faithfully given of their time, talent and/or treasure to: The National Medical Association and Auxiliary, Inc. ~ The Links, Incorporated ~ National Institutes for Health/NHLBI ~ United Nations Commission on the Status of Women ~ Community Medical Centers, Fresno, CA ~ CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) ~ World Vision ~ Valley Public Television (PBS), Fresno, CA ~ CIRM (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) ~ Make-A-Wish Foundation ~ IAMMM (Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural and Minority Medicine) ~ Family Community Church, Fresno, CA ~ California State University, Fresno ~ State Center Community College District, Fresno, CA ~ Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, CA ~ Morehouse College ~ Howard University ~ Blue Star Moms and numerous other charitable organizations.

Dr. Denard and Pamela Fobbs have consulted experts from the National Medical Association, Habitat for Humanity International, American Overseas Relief and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women -- to organize physicians, nurses, teachers and advocates to join hands with our "family" in the African diaspora and help to uplift their country--their way.

BELOW:  2013~ Dr. Fobbs trains physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals at Nebobongo Village Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

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.