His name is John Mwanzia. He was born and raised in Kenya. He holds a bachelor's degree in International relations. At one time, Mwanzia went to DRC on a UN peacekeeping mission as a paratrooper with Kenyan military. He wasn't impressed by the low standards of healthcare in the country and thus he felt the urge to provide a solution by establishing a hospital in the area.
In the process he faced challenges like language barrier, political instability, poor infrastructure and slow process of approval of the idea by local health authorities but he had to go by their pace to achieve his goal. After that, he took Ksh 5 Million from his savings and started a hospital called Skyborne.
It now has 6 branches of hospitals and two clinics. The hospitals are located in Bukavu eastern DRC, Uvita along Burundi-Congo border, Goma, Walukale and Kisangani while the clinics are in Bisie and Logu. All the health facilities have laboratories, radiology units, maternity and dental clinics that offer quality and affordable healthcare not only to DRC residents but also foreigners and UN mission and mining firms' workers.
Mwanzia has employed over 300 local staff and 18 Kenyan medical practitioners who are paid from sh100,000 to sh300,000 every month.The hospitals are really growing and congrats to John.
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