Renee Bach, pictured with her adopted daughter, has hit back on women suing her in Uganda for allegedly contributing to the death of their babies.
An American missionary accused of contributing to the death of African babies by treating them for malnutrition despite the fact that she was not a doctor has returned to the women who sue her.
Renee Bach, 35, is from Virginia but moved to Africa when she was a teenager to work as a missionary. In 2009 she founded the Masking His Children clinic in Masese to treat children and babies close to death due to malnutrition.
In a lawsuit filed in January at the Supreme Court in Jinja, the mothers Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet claim that they caused their baby's death and death for dozens of others.
Annet gave birth to a boy in 2017, but she says he was taken away by Bach and the clinic & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My son – Elijah Benjamin would have been two (2) years old today if he were still alive. I delivered it to Jinja Hospital on January 21, 2017. I feel that Mrs. Renee Bach's actions took his life from my arms, & she said.
They demand that her facility be closed and ask for compensation.
But in a long answer to the DailyMail.com suit, Bach claims she has nothing to do with death or that of others.
Her lawyer admitted that in some cases she had assisted & # 39; but did not want to say what procedures she had ever performed.
Photos that pop up online before the trial starts show that she is wearing a stethoscope to treat children.
She says that one of the babies was never treated in her clinic and claims that she was out of the country when the other died.
& # 39; The civil lawsuit filed against Mrs. Bach is completely unfounded and will be answered vigorously in court.
& # 39; One of the children in the lawsuit was never treated by serving his children. The other child was treated while serving his children while Mrs. Bach was not in Uganda.
Photos & # 39; s shared by groups in Africa trying to bring her to justice show her the medical care of babies. It is unclear what exactly she did. The organization says that it has never done anything other than give a child an IV, but the mothers say it differently
& # 39; These sensational allegations are clearly inaccurate and fail to recognize the 3600 malnourished children who have recovered due to care and treatment by SHC, & # 39; said her lawyer, lawyer David Gibbs III, on her behalf.
He added that she was attacked by & # 39; reputable terrorists & # 39; who had endangered her by spreading their accusations.
The women say they brought their children to the Bach facility on the assumption that she was a medically trained professional.
They claim that they have given their children help, but despite the efforts, the children have died.
Afterwards, in 2015, they say they have learned that Bach has never had medical training.
Others claim malpractice in blogs about the Virginian, claiming to have sent children home after fattening them & # 39; without checking whether it was safe for them.
Bach has admitted in the past that she did not follow medical training, but claims that the most she ever did to a child gave them an IV.
The allegations against the practice have been well documented in the local media since last year, when the staff told the local news station NBS that it had changed its practices.
In their lawsuit, the women say they gave the impression that she was a doctor by occasionally walking around with a stethoscope and a white coat
Bach is shown to give to another child. She said earlier that she started the clinic to tackle malnutrition
In the other photo shared online by one of her critics, she gets to see how she examines the foot of a child
But the lawsuit requires the facility to be completely closed and says it still accepts children for care, despite being ordered to close by the Ministry of Health in 2015.
It was submitted by the Women & # 39; s Probono Initiative.
In a statement at that time, the group said: & # 39; The mothers claim they were led to believe that Mrs. Renee Bach was a & # 39; medical doctor & # 39; and that her home was a & # 39; & medical facility, since she often saw a white cloak wearing a coat, a stethoscope, and often administered medication to children she cares for.
Bach went to Uganda at the age of seventeen when she was 18 and said she fell in love with the country
& # 39; When their children died, however, they were told that Mrs. Renee had no medical training at all and that the District Health Officer had closed her facility in 2015 and instructed her not to give any treatment for a child. & # 39;
One of the group members called it & # 39; unacceptable, narcissistic behavior & # 39 ;.
& # 39; By doing this, they are misleading unsuspecting vulnerable members of the public & # 39 ;, they said.
Bach has been scrubbed from the websites of the facility and has removed his social media pages.
In response to a 2018 article about the allegations, the organization said: & At no time did our founder, Renee Bach, introduce himself as a medical professional experimenting with or causing the death of a child.
& # 39; After being trained by medical professionals to start IV & # 39; s, mrs. Bach assisted in the past with such procedures upon request and currently serves them in an administrative capacity and participates in fundraising for the organization. & # 39;
The case is spurred on by a group called No White Saviors who is campaigning to have Bach close for months.
Published in an article on Medium last year, by one of her members, she described how Bach children & # 39; oxygen & # 39; and other medical treatments she gave and wrote about it in the now deleted blog posts.
The author, who is not mentioned but describes himself as a white American volunteer, said they got to know Bach in 2014.
Her critics say that when they have written the charity to try to cancel it, they are accused of not understanding the appreciation of Bach's religion. It is shown in an image within the facility
For the past ten years, Renee Bach and Serving His Children (SHC) have served malnourished children in Uganda. As Mrs. Bach worked with Ugandan medical professionals, she learned skills to provide help where needed and often helped nurses and other health workers to serve in crisis situations. She never represented herself as a doctor or nurse, but she ensured that the nutrition care of qualified medical professionals became more accessible to families in rural areas.
SHC hires licensed Ugandan doctors and nurses to provide health care through its nutrition programs to combat malnutrition in Uganda. While Ms. Bach is passionate about serving people, she understands that medical professionals must diagnose and treat medical conditions to provide the highest standard of care. In her role as founder and former director, mrs. Bach played an administrative role to coordinate operations and guarantee funding for & # 39; s programs, so that Ugandan executives can focus on providing quality care. Serving His Children is currently working with the Ugandan Ministry of Health to run a nutrition unit in a government-run health center funded by the organization's efforts.
Reputation terrorists attack Renee Bach and SHC with false accusations using the social media platform that allows entire communities to establish guilt or innocence, creating a false reality without factual evidence. These escalating attacks currently pose a threat to the personal safety of mrs. Bach and her family, because people believe these lies about her and the services of the organization. The media escalate these security risks by sharing false information worldwide.
The civil lawsuit that mrs. Bach in Uganda has been sued by two mothers is completely unfounded and will be answered vigorously in court. Mrs. Bach has responded to all lawsuits through her legal adviser. One of the children in the court case was never treated by SHC. The other child was treated at SHC, while Mrs. Bach was not in Uganda. These sensational allegations are clearly incorrect and do not recognize the 3,600 malnourished children who have recovered due to care and treatment by SHC.
Unfortunately, 3.1 million children worldwide die from malnutrition each year, indicating that there is a clear need for organizations such as the SHC to help and participate in national efforts. Many of the children cared for by SHC are days away from death when they arrive at the health care institution with their guardian. Proper treatment of malnutrition in combination with health and nutrition education is necessary for these children not only to survive but also to thrive.
The government of Uganda has agreed to and supports what SHC is doing in their country as part of their goal of reducing malnutrition. The SHC is managed 100% nationally and continues to provide quality assurance that complies with national guidelines and is supervised by the Ministry of Health of Uganda.
& # 39; Initially, I admired Renee for her sacrifice and tireless commitment to children who fight against malnutrition.
& # 39; It took until January 2014 before my perspective really began to change & # 39 ;, she said.
She further described how Mach gave him & # 39; fat and healthy & # 39; and then sent him home without regard to the cause of his malnutrition. & # 39;
& # 39; There was no follow-up, so he got sick again, so sick that his body couldn't get out this time & she said.
She later discovered that the woman had also practiced medicine on babies, despite the fact that she did not follow medical training.
& # 39; She employed medical professionals, but she, without medical training, chose to actively respond to serious medical needs of children in crisis, & # 39; she went on.
It is unclear whether she is still working at the facility or whether she is staying in Uganda.
As an 18-year-old Bach first went to Uganda for a 10-day mission trip and said she fell in love with it.
She met her daughter when she was ten days old and adopted her after she heard that her biological mother had died.
She founded the organization to cure malnutrition and claims to collaborate online with the local government to provide medical treatments.
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