Tshimbambe Nathaneael Tshimbombu

Founder of Bonsomi Healthcare Foundation

Tshibambe Nathanael Tshimbombu (TNT) grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), leaving for undergraduate and medical training in the United States (U.S.) amid political unrest. In the DRC, he attended College La Fontaine where he graduated valedictorian with a degree in Latin and philosophy, then enrolled in Lovanium School of Medicine but withdrew in his third year – due to political unrest. In the U.S., he attended Georgia State University – Perimeter College (GSU-GPC), where he obtained an Associate of Science in chemistry. At GPC, TNT was an honors student and won multiple academic awards including the college’s most prestigious President’s Award. He then went on to receive a bachelor’s in psychology at Dartmouth, and a business certification from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and currently, he is a fourth-year medical student at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.

TNT is a certified human rights consultant who is dedicated to global health. He has established a philanthropic and medical enterprise serving people in need—Bonsomi ( Through Bonsomi, TNT has leveraged philanthropy to help over 50,000 underserved African individuals, mainly women and children, receive medical care at no cost. He has taken on critical medical issues, including those stemming from lack of medical insurance, mistreatment, rape, and deadly pandemics. His compassion for those in need has always been his priority; he remains dedicated to advocacy and service to foster a vibrant, healthy, and prosperous Africa.

In recognition of his work, TNT was a nominee for 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare and Entrepreneurship. In 2021, he became the recipient of the Ambassador of Social and Development award, which honored his track record of assisting the underserved community in the DRC via philanthropy. in 2023, he was one of the recipients of the Healthcare Innovators to Watch Awards, which represents health innovation at the nexus of public health, social justice, and health equity around the world. TNT has shown a selfless leadership character that has molded him into an effective leader with a powerful long-range vision who is making a difference in innumerable lives by targeting the reduction of health disparities.



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