An American woman who has set up a malnutrition clinic in Uganda for the treatment of starving children is being sued by two African mothers who say she has caused or contributed to more than 100 babies' deaths by giving them medical treatment without training and despite being not a doctor.
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.
But in a lawsuit filed at the Supreme Court in Jinja in January, mothers Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet claim to have given their babies the death and death of dozens of deaths.
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.
Renee Bach, 35, is from Virginia but moved to Africa when she was a teenager to work as a missionary. She is shown with her adopted daughter. Bach is being prosecuted by African mothers who say she contributed to the death of & # 39; hundreds & # 39; baby & # 39; s
& # 39; I feel that Mrs. Renee Bach's actions have taken his life out of my arms & she said.
They demand that her facility be closed and ask for compensation.
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.
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
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 organization did not immediately respond to questions from DailyMail.com on Sunday.
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
& # 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.
Bach did not respond to the accusations personally
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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