Mbingo Baptist Hospital is the largest of six hospitals run by the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services. The hospital is sixty years old, having originally begun as a leprosy settlement in 1952. Currently, it is a 290-bed referral teaching facility providing high quality, affordable and accessible care to all those in need, as an expression of Christian love and witness. The hospital is located at 4300 feet elevation in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, 37 km north of Bamenda, the provincial capital. Patients are currently received from throughout Cameroon and some surrounding African countries. The hospital is staffed by 15 full time specialty-trained physicians, 20 resident physicians, and a support staff of 600. Almost one hundred specialist physicians volunteer at the hospital each year, providing additional specialty services.