American Missionary Posing as Doctor is Sued After 105 Ugandan Children Die in Her Unlicensed Medical Facility

An American missionary faces a civil lawsuit in Uganda after 105 children died in her nonprofit ministry, Serving His Children (SHC). She is also accused of impersonating a medical doctor and running a medical facility without a license.

Renee Bach ran SHC to help malnourished children in Uganda but has no professional medical training. As a high school graduate, Bach tells NPR that she felt God call her to help needy children in Uganda 10 years ago.

Bach’s ministry started in the city of Jinja. In the fall of 2009, a local children’s hospital worker asked Bach if she could take in several children who were severely malnourished. Bach notes that from a medical standpoint, these children were stable, but they needed to be fed back to health. She agreed to the task.

Bach tells NPR that she soon felt that God’s plan was to run a center where malnourished kids and their mothers could come stay until the children were healthy. According to Bach’s blog, where she chronicled her ministry’s story, SHC officially started in 2010.

But of the 940 sick and malnourished children SHC took in between 2010 and 2015, 105 died.

Two Ugandan mothers whose children died in SHC say that Bach deceived them into thinking she was a medical doctor. Now Women’s Probono Initiative (WPI) is leading the charge in suing Bach.

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SOURCE: Charisma News, Jenny Rose Spaudo