Mobile Clinics 2021

All healers are skilled in treating a number of diseases with the pharmacopeia of the forest and some have additional skills such as healing broken bones.

Pokola clinic
Ghislain Indépendant

This mobile clinic is run by our local hunter-gatherer coordinator. He takes his mobile clinic along wherever he goes so that he can give treatments to the sick people he encounters while traveling. The other healers visit him for information exchange and to restock their mobile clinics if needed in-between the regular supervision visits.  Adopt Pokola mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Pokola-Sembola clinic
Simone Boueteke & Gaston Dambo

This mobile clinic is run by a woman healer called Boueteke who is also an experienced health educator and a man called Dambo who helped prepare radio programmes about health and other issues for the local community radio station ‘Biso na Biso’. They work together in the BaYaka camp of Sembola and conduct health education and outreach visits to more remote camps. Adopt Pokola-Sembola mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Indongo clinic
Roger Esimba

The idea of mobile clinics was born here in Indongo. Together with healer & traditional midwife Bombe and her healer husband Phata, Ingrid Lewis established the first mobile clinic in this camp in 1996. Esimba, then a boy, has now taken over from his elders and travels deep into the forest serving remote communities of hunter-gatherers living behind two large marshes. Sadly, the dug-out canoe donated to our project seven years ago is now broken. We are collecting funds to buy Esimba another canoe to enable him to continue serving the many small communities of hunter-gatherers and fishers living along the Sangha River. Adopt Indongo mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Matoto clinic
Celestin Padiko & Louise Mussaolo

This mobile clinic is run by a husband & wife healer team. This village is situated on the bank of the Sangha River and about half an hour drive by road or a 40-minute motorboat trip downstream from our Pokola base. Thanks to donations received we were able to buy them a dug-out canoe allowing them to travel far up and downstream to serve the communities of hunter-gatherers and fishers visiting the many small camps along the Sangha river. This is one of our busiest mobile clinics. Adopt Matoto mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Gbagbali clinic
Marie Mande & Elisa Adi

This mobile clinic is run by experienced healer and traditional midwife Mande and her daughter-in-law Adi. Their remote camp is accessible only by boat. It is situated on the bank of the Sangha River and depending on weather conditions about a 2-hour drive by road from our Pokola base plus a thirty-minute motorboat ride upstream to reach it. Adopt Gbagbali mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Minganga-Mbili clinic
Rifen Milambo & Georgine Ebouka

This mobile clinic is run by a husband and wife healer team. The healer, Milambo, was part of the first group of healers trained in 2014 and is now a trainer himself. His wife was trained two years later. This village is situated about 2-3 hours’ drive (depending on weather conditions) north of our base in Pokola. The couple also serve the camps around Longa. Adopt Minganga-Mbili mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Minganga-Mossombo clinic
Donatien Lamondo & Brigitte Kamo

This mobile clinic is run by one of our youngest wife and husband healer teams. Their camp is situated in the Terres des Kaboungas and has a large Mbendjele population that moves widely throughout the region. It is about 2-3 hours’ drive (depending on the weather) north of our base in Pokola. We are grateful that the couple were selected by their community to continue running the mobile clinic when the previous healers retired. Adopt Minganga-Mossombo mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Mobangui clinic
Eugene Mosingo & Chantal Milando

This mobile clinic is run by an old, experienced healer and his wife. Their camp is situated about half an hour drive north-east of Minganga thus two to three and a half hours (depending on weather conditions) drive from our base in Pokola. Adopt Mobangui mobile clinic one-off or monthly    

Mbandza-Molembe clinic
Donatien Libota & Micheline Mibengo

Trained in 2017 this young wife and husband healer team serve a large population group (900 sedentary farmers and around 700 Mbendjele hunter-gatherers). The village is accessible by road since 2017 taking about five hours or more to drive there depending on the weather from our Pokola base. We are especially proud of this young team as they serve a large population in a densely populated area of firm land in the middle of a huge marsh and have to deal with challenging health issues and living conditions. Adopt Mbandza-Molembe mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Bonguinda-Mombelou clinic
Edouard Malon & Alphonsine Bemba

This mobile clinic is the furthest, most difficult and expensive to reach. Mombélou is situated along the Motaba river a requires a 3-4 hour drive followed by a five hour motorboat journey down the Motaba River. To reach Bonguinda a three-hour walk through marshes has to be added. It is run by an experienced healer and his wife who travel by foot and dugout canoe to deliver services to remote populations with no access to health-care. Adopt Bonguinda-Mombelou mobile clinic one-off or monthly

Ndjoube clinic
Guy Loma & Mireille Matoto 

This village, the second for Project Bwanga on the Motaba River, joined Projet Bwanga in December 2019. It is run by a wife and husband healer team held in high esteem by their community. Situated along the Motaba river it is a 3-4 hour drive followed by a 3 hour motorboat journey on the Motaba River. We are grateful that the training of the 2 Djoubé healers was financially supported by the Max Planck Institute, Germany. Adopt Ndjoube mobile clinic one-off or monthly