US missionary who posed as a doctor accused of killing hundreds of babies in Africa

US missionary who posed as a doctor accused of killing hundreds of babies in Africa

Renee Bach, a United States missionary in Uganda, has been accused of causing the death of hundreds of babies as a lawsuit claimed that she had no qualifications to be a doctor but posed as one.

A US missionary with no medical qualifications allegedly caused the deaths of more than 100 babies while she posed as a doctor in Uganda, YEN.com.gh has learned.

Renee Bach, 35, has been hit with a lawsuit by the Women's Probono Initiative, a non-governmental organisation operating in Africa.

Bach is said to have worn a white coat and stethoscope while performing medical procedures on malnourished children at the charity she founded after moving to Africa aged 18.

Thesun.co.uk reports that the claims emerged in a lawsuit brought on behalf of two mothers whose babies died at the Serving His Children clinic.

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One of the mothers, Annet, gave birth to a boy in 2017 but she says he was "snatched" from her by Bach and the clinic staff.

She is quoted as saying: "My son, Elijah Benjamin, would be two years old today had he been alive. I delivered him at Jinja Hospital on 21 January, 2017.

"I feel his life was snatched from my arms by the actions of Ms Renee Bach."

Mothers of sick kids were reportedly led to believe Bach was a medical professional, Probono Initiative says.

It added: "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 [in Uganda] had closed her facility and ordered her to not offer any treatment to any child."

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But Bach's NGO, Serving His Children, claim that her role was 'administrative' but was ordered to shut down in 2015.

Bach first visited Africa when she was a teenager, and said she "fell in love" with Uganda before moving out from her native Virginia and subsequently adopting her daughter.

She worked as a missionary before moving on to start Serving His Children.

According to their website, Serving His Children works "in partnership with the Ministry of Health, rural healthcare facilities and local community leaders."

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