Bismack Biyombo, NBA Player, is the founder of The Bismack Biyombo Foundation. The foundation delivered approximately $1 million of medical equipment to his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The donations included more than 10,000 face masks, 780 hazmat suits, wheelchairs, and essentials that doctors need to function day-to-day.
“We started doing this a long time ago,” Biyombo said. “It just happens to be that with COVID-19 because of the way our hospitals are equipped, we’re trying to find a way that would make sense to help the population and support the population.”
The DRC has dealt with Ebola, measles, malaria, and COVID-19, which has left the healthcare system severely strained.