Renee Bach is a U.S. missionary with no medical training who left Virginia in 2007 and went to Uganda. By 2012, she founded a private NGO and healthcare facility called Serving His Children. She allegedly led people to believe she was a doctor and 100 babies reportedly died around her fraudulent care.The claims emerged in a lawsuit brought on behalf of two mothers whose babies died at the Serving His Children clinic. Annet gave birth to a boy in 2017 but she says he was "snatched" from her by Bach and the clinic staff.
She said: "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." The women also claim that Bach posed as a doctor. A statement from the Women's Probono Initiative - an NGO which filed the lawsuit - alleges: "[Bach] 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 lawsuit demands the facility be shut down entirely and says it is still accepting children for care despite being ordered to close down by The Department of Health in Uganda in 2015.
Bach had no training 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.” They accuse Bach and SHC of causing the deaths 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.”