Mr. Dieu-Merci AMUDA BABA – Rector of the Anglican University, Bunia; Acting Director IPASC (Bunia and Aru) until March 2018
My name is Amuda Baba Dieu-Merci. I joined IPASC in 2002 as a students’ field work supervisor, when I finished my BSc training in Community Health at IPASC University College. I worked in that position for 2 years (2002 and 2003).
In 2005, after having finished my Master’s degree training in Community Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, I was appointed the Academic Dean of ISPASC University College. I worked as Academic Dean up to October 2009, when I was appointed the Director General of ISPASC University College. We have developed a new curriculum for the community health programme both at the first and second university degree level.
Research has ever been my interest as well as teaching community health subjects, including participatory approach. In whatever I do, I am always inspired by Micah 6: 8 and James 4:17.
I continue to be acting Executive Director of IPASC until March 2018 when the status of IPASC within the Anglican Church will be reviewed.
As far as my family life is concerned, I am married to Catherine MOLANGA, and we are blessed with 5 children 3 boys and 2 girls. We all attend the Anglican parish church of Bunia, where I am involved as a lay reader, in organizing the French service at the parish, and chairing the French service members’ committee. Furthermore, I also work with the youth in the evening prayers (5.30-6.00). I also take part in different meetings at the parish, and archdeaconry level. “Everything is grace”.
After ISPAC was admitted into the Anglican University, in 2016 I was invited to become Rector of the Anglican University in Bunia. A Vice Rector has also been appointed to assist me in this.
I am currently studying for my PhD with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. I spent 3 months in Liverpool at the end of 2016 and hope to return early in 2018.