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Registration Deadline:  April 1, 2018

About Angola, Africa

In 1924 the first Seventh Day Adventist mission was established in Angola at Bongo, and in 1926 Bongo Mission Hospital opened its doors with the arrival of Dr. Archie Tonge.  Bongo Mission Hospital has seen its share of struggle throughout the Angolan civil war that started in 1975 (immediately after Angola became independent from Portugal) and continuing, with some interludes, until 2002.  Even through the struggles, Bongo Mission hospital has remained strong in servicing nearby communities, providing healing to a community in need.

Join SIMS as we partner with Adventist Health International, Angola SDA Unions, ADRA and other Academic institutions in working closely with staff and physicians from local SDA hospitals and clinics to make an impact in the local communities.  

Our multidisciplinary team will provide healthcare education and assessment to the local community--interacting with local patients, community members and schools to promote wholeness. 

Activities include:

  • Health education workshops
  • Primary care, specialty clinics, surgery
  • General medicine at local hospital
  • Health assessments
  • Community-based health fairs in conjunction with local healthcare providers
  • Women/child education programs
  • Primary/secondary school activities, VBS, health education
  • Eye clinics
  • Dentistry
  • Construction and maintenance of buildings
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Behavioral health