Oh God. Americans with no medical training run a clinic in Uganda. 105 die.
This woman is sleeping well in Virginia after basically committing mass murder in Uganda, and I’m so mad I’m shaking.
19 yr old American evangelical went on a missionary journey to Africa, presented herself as a doctor and set up a "hospital," even though she had no medical training. Over a five year period, 105 children died in her care.
Wait what?! She had no medical degree, no college degree, no medical training—but still ran a fake charity b/c “God told her to,” where 105 kids died under her negligence😳 And now, she’s back in Virginia w/no accountability for her crimes Unacceptable.
This story is such a microcosm of colonial history
Church, we need to talk. Because while we'd like to think that this situation is a particularly terrible outlier, the truth is, many of us are raising young people to think in exactly this kind of mindset. 1/
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
Africa is not a medical playground. No one should be treating patients without proper training. If a high school educated Ugandan woman had gone to the U.S. and practiced medicine on children, “She would be behind bars.” #MedTwitter
I heard about this, but there's more detail in this article. This woman is a monster. Paternalistic, "benevolent" racism is still racism, and these children died for it. My God.
I've been thinking about this story all weekend. Who is going to protect African children?
My Latest for NPR: American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
A young American with no medical training ran a Ugandan center for severely hungry kids. 105 died. A nearby hospital could have saved many. Shocking story about the arrogance and audacity of US missionaries who think they are better than Africans.
The way Americans are conditioned to think about developing countries isn’t just racist and condescending and ignorant; it literally kills people. This story is incredible, and infuriating.
An American with no medical training ran a center for malnourished Ugandan kids. 105 died.
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died A reminder that good intentions can be lethal.
Proud to assist my colleague on this special report: Renee Bach was a 20-year-old missionary when she started taking in sick children. Her critical care center was unlicensed. For a time there was no doctor on staff. Now there’s a lawsuit.
Im gonna keep sharing this until justice is served. Black Lives Matter. African Lives Matter. This was fraud and murder.
Renee Bach was a 20-year-old missionary when she started taking in sick children. Her critical care center was unlicensed. For a time there was no doctor on staff. Now there’s a lawsuit. A special report from
White American Evangelical with no medical training decided to move to Uganda and run center for malnourished kids. 105 Died.
Global health can be an incredibly powerful instrument for good; but like all powerful instruments, it should be approached with responsibility and - most importantly - humility.
Renee Bach, an American missionary in Uganda offered medical care-with no medical training. Over 100 children DIED. Now surely that is a crime worthy of punishment. What deep deep diminishment of the value of African life #WhiteSaviourIndustrialComplex
This is wild and infuriating.
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
Shocking! How could a young American with no medical training even contemplate caring for critically ill children in a foreign country? Imagine, if a 20-something Ugandan woman did this in the US to treat poor American kids.
Never more deadly certainty than in those who believe that they are “called by God.”
Glad that 's work is getting attn re: Netflix. The notion that g-d chooses people to be powerful leaders rarely ends well, like the case of a woman who thinks g-d told her to goto Uganda: 105 malnourished children died in her care.
Since this aired Bach is on a publicity tour on Fox etc w lawyer defending her work in the “third world.” Neo-colonialism in #globalhealth is a serious problem we need to tackle head on, these rights violations cost lives & are not defensible
#HumanistServiceCorps is founded on the principles of secularism, local empowerment, and avoiding the spotlight to combat "white savior" colonial mentalities. These can be matters of life and death.
Hot take: this is but the visible tip of Westerners’ malpractice in Africa, including in #publichealth. U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : NPR
How often in the humanitarian world do we implement programs without the quality or standards we’d insist on (and are required) in hi-income countries? | American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center
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I grant US evangelical Christianity absolutely no moral authority whatsoever. Quite the opposite. I invite you to join me!
Hard to find words to describe this article.
The arrogance of this woman blows my mind. A completely untrained 20-something missionary should never have been performing medical procedures on malnourished children. Jail. So much jail, please.
"Just think of the arrogance,"
"'American [assume] these countries are basket cases.' … that whatever their qualifications, they're sure to be of help. … routinely parachute into poor countries for medical missions that completely disregard local laws & conditions."
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
This is a good example of why “Doing something is better than doing nothing” is wrong-headed. I’ve heard that far too many times...
Good intentions are no protection from harm nor absolution from guilt, when they come from a place of irresponsible ignorance.
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center. Important story by ⁦⁩ ⁦in ⁦⁩ about the damage that can be done when unskilled people “try to do good”.
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
This story - about a foreigner with no medical training running a medical clinic in Uganda, and 105 children dying - is a heartbreaking reminder of the dangerous arrogance of outsiders. This is a real problem in the world of climate change adaptation.
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died
This is horrifying. On so many levels. U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR
Another case of a Blogger Behaving Badly. Thank god the government banned all blogs in 2014!
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My goodness. Yet another white savior, doing more harm than good. When will funders learn? #philanthropy