Dr. Kasanka was born the second of eight children in Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo. His primary and secondary schooling were in a United Methodist school, and in 1987 Dr. Kasanka registered at the University of Lubumbashi, DRC, and earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1996.
After training for one year in surgery, Dr. Kasanka began his work in Kabongo, a government hospital managed by the United Methodist Church in North Katanga. There he met three missionaries, Dr. Ruth Zolliker, Dr. Elisabeth Guldener and Dr. Erick Immer, and worked with them for several months before they left the country due to the outbreak of civil unrest. While hospital director, Dr. Kasanka was also the Medical Officer of Kitenge health district, and later became Medical Coordinator of the North Katanga and Tanganyika-Tanzania Annual Conferences. “As a missionary doctor my work is to be in a hospital and public health related services and I believe this is the plan of God,” Dr. Kasanka shares.
Dr. Kasanka attended an AIDS workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002 and on his return to DRC founded a community-based association to combat AIDS by providing counseling in schools, churches and other agencies. He traveled to the U.S. for six months in 2002 and learned English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In 2006 Dr. Kasanka earned his Master of Public Education from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.
Dr. Kasanka and his wife, Suzy Mwema, are the parents of three young children: Sabine Monga, Eugene Afesa and Melody Banza.
Guy Kasanka is available for Covenant Relationship support in Pacific Northwest Annual Conference .
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