American Missionary Accused of Pretending to be a Doctor and Causing Hundreds of Ugandan Children to Die Says She is ‘Innocent’

US missionary serving in Uganda Renee Bach. | Screenshot: 10 News

An American missionary accused in a lawsuit of impersonating a doctor and illegally operating a medical facility in Uganda, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of children, says she is “innocent.”

“It is sad when people spend their time attacking the good work of others,” David C. Gibbs III, attorney for the 29-year-old missionary, Renee Bach of Bedford, Virginia, and her nonprofit, Serving His Children, wrote in a statement on Monday.

“Renee is innocent of the nonsensical allegations being leveled at her by people who are leveraging the power of social media for their own agenda without verification of facts. Their defamation, libel, and slander of her in these online attacks bounce around the world with no accountability and no evidence. The attackers are using the internet to create a crisis that does not actually exist,” Gibbs said.

The lawsuit against Bach was filed in January by Women’s Probono Initiative on behalf of two mothers, Gimbo Brenda and Kakai Annet, whose children allegedly died after receiving treatment at Serving His Children. The case is just now receiving international attention due to activism.

“In their case documents, the mothers allege that they were led to believe that Ms. Renee Bach was a ‘medical doctor’ and that her home was a ‘medical facility’ as she was often seen wearing a white coat, a stethoscope and often administered medications to children in her care. When their children died however, they were told that Ms. Renee has no training at all in medicine and that in 2015, the District Health Officer had closed her facility and ordered her to not offer any treatment to any child,” the Women’s Probono Initiative said in a release.

“The Women’s Probono Initiative and the two women are thus alleging that the actions of Renee and SHC led to the death of hundreds of children amounting to violations of human rights including violation of children’s right to access adequate treatment, the right to health of the children, the right to life, the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of race and social economic standing and the right to dignity, freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment,” the statement continued.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair