Hôpital Baptiste Biblique (HBB)/Karolyn Kempton Memorial Christian Hospital, Togo—3 weeks or more during June-December 2019

Hôpital Baptiste Biblique (HBB)/Karolyn Kempton Memorial Christian Hospital, located in Togo, has an urgent need for short-term medical volunteers who specialize in FM, FP, IM, EM, or PEDS from June 2019 through the end of the year.

If you are a Christian, licensed, medical professional, interested and available for three weeks or longer to assist with this urgent need, please contact Placement Coordinator Elaine Graybeal by email or by phone at 828-278-1605. Thank you for your consideration of this urgent need.

Hôpital Baptiste Biblique (HBB) or Karolyn Kempton Memorial Christian Hospital (KKMCH) is a 50-bed hospital that opened in 1985. There are eight to 10 beds in each of the male and female wards, an eight to 10 pediatric ward, a four-bed ICU, an infection ward, and an eight to 10 bed maternity with a four-bed delivery area. There is one isolation room and two private rooms, a triage area, and a busy outpatient clinic with an average of 18,000 outpatient clinic visits per year.

HHB/KKMCH is in southwest Togo, just north of Kpalimé. The hospital is located on 32 beautiful acres at the foot of the Danyi Plateau between two large urban areas. Lush and green, the site abounds with trees, flowers, and vegetation.

It is a major medical, surgical, and acute-care facility that serves approximately half a million people. The bulk of the patients are Togolese, but many come from neighboring Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Benin. Hospital expatriate staff includes two U.S. boarded American family practice physicians, two U.S. boarded American pediatricians, two U.S. boarded American general surgeons, and two Nurse Practitioners.

Annually, HBB/KKMCH provides care to over 2,200 inpatients, including around 1,600 surgical cases. HBB averages 600-700 deliveries per year with about 40 percent of those being C-sections. There are evangelistic mobile medical clinics and an active community health evangelism program. The hospital also conducts immunization and pre-natal clinics and has a HIV support team.