Welcome to the official Website of the St. Padre Hospital Douala 

ABOUT St. Padre Pio Hospital Douala

The St. Padre Pio Hospital started as a private clinic “Notre Dame Clinic Douala” in 1986 by Dr. Arnold Yongbang. Due to some adverse economic circumstances, he decided to sell the clinic in 2001. He contacted his Eminence, Christian Cardinal Tumi, the then Archbishop of Douala who channeled the offer to the Tertiary Sisters of Saint Francis. The proposal was accepted and agreed on June 16th 2002.

Providentially, this date coincided with the canonization of St. Padre Pio. Hence the clinic was named Saint Padre Pio. It obtained government civil permission to function as a health center in December 2003 and a decree to elevate to a hospital in June 2009. Since then the hospital has evolved in organization, technology, infrastructure and personnel.


At the moment Padre Pio Hospital has a total staff of 107 with 91 beds. We carry out an average of 2500 consultations per month and an average of 200 deliveries per month in the following services:

Hospital & services

Strategic development plan: Considering our strategic plan for 2018-2023, we have almost exhausted the list of activities as follows

  • To purchase an ambulance by the end of 2019

 So far our application to MIVA was granted. We were granted 17,950euros cash by MIVA. We have placed an order for the ambulance to be received by the beginning of September 2020.

  • Creation of a Neonatal unit by 2021:

The unit was blessed on the 30th of June 2020 ready for use. We started on 1st of July. We have 3 incubators; 2 from Lumos and 1 from the hospital, 4baby cords and other equipment.

  • Construction of modern laboratory by 2020.

 The Laboratory has been operational since the 13th of August 2019.

  • Creation of a hall by 2020

It’s already in use since the 15th of July 2019.

  • Creation of a dental unit by 2019

 The Dental Unit has been operational since the 16th of April 2020. Until June 2020 we have received 98 patients.

We had as objective to create more space for additional services in the hospital, to construct a metal building in front of the existing building by June 2019. That was done and has been in use since June 2019. For capacity building – the staff have been upgraded in Neonatology in the following domains; Neonatal Resuscitation, Neonatal Consultation, Examination.


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Akwa Nord / Bonewonda,
BP 179 Archidiocèse de Douala 
Tel. (+237) 681457595 | 695442685 |233408055

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