PAACS Surgeon Joins Bongolo Staff

Dr. DembeleDr. Philadelphi Dembele, along with his wife, Rachelle, and their 11-month-old daughter, Christine, arrived at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon on August 18 to begin a five-year residency program in general surgery under the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS). “Coming from Koutiala Hospital for Women and Children in Mali, the couple’s humility and love for Christ already have opened the hearts of our staff,” says Dr. David Thompson, who is the Alliance field director as well as PAACS director for Africa. Thompson teaches the residents and assists them in surgery three days a week. “Under (Alliance missionary) Dr. Keir Thelander’s leadership, the PAACS program at Bongolo has grown to five residents.” For more information about PAACS, visit:


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