The mission of Compassion Evangelical Hospital, including outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital wards, community health program and nursing school, is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ while providing compassionate, quality, culturally appropriate healthcare and education. To fulfill this mission, CEH is staffed by Christian African health care workers.
Our vision statement reflects our ethos of development as well as our ultimate goal: self-sustaining, African-led, whole person optimal health for Guineans. CEH is an extraordinary medical missions organization, started and developed with the integral leadership of the African Church in Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire, Christian brothers and sisters who with the US-based Board of Directors and financial partners share a vision for sustainable development.
CEH aims to be a center of excellence for medical care in a region where the lack of access to care results in some of the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the world from treatable and preventable diseases. As of 2021, medical director Dr. Jean Paul Gbilimou, a Guinean generalist with added training in OB/GYN leads a staff of 5 physicians and surgeons, including Dr. Paul Sidjani, a general surgeon from Cote d’Ivoire, and three Guinean generalist physicians who provide full-spectrum care for patients presenting with medical and surgical diseases including acute trauma services. CEH annually provides about 10,000 outpatient consultations, 200 major surgical cases, 1200 hospitalizations, 20,000 lab tests, 700 digital x-rays, 350 ultrasounds, 70 ECGs and 120 safe blood transfusions.
CEH also aims to be a center of transformation where people find spiritual healing through hearing and embracing the truth of the Gospel. Since nearly all patients visit CEH with one or more caregivers, as many as 300,000 people have come to hear the gospel preached on the veranda each morning for those wishing to listen. Most ask for prayer. Many of them have requested to speak with CEH staff about spiritual issues. And, despite the risks in their Muslim culture, over 200 have made confessions of faith in Christ in a region where among the 4 million Pular (Fulani) and the 3 million Maninka (Malinke) there were only 300 known believers when clinic services began in 2007.