Dikembe’s impressive accomplishments extend beyond the basketball court. In 2007 Mutombo opened a $29 million hospital in his hometown of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo named after his late mother Biamba Marie Mutombo.

In addition to the hospital, Dikembe has been instrumental in the fight against polio by bolstering vaccination efforts and bringing treatment to victims of the disease.

His foundations mission is to improve health, education and quality of life for all.

In this interview with Dana, Dikembe shares everything about his life post basketball and steps he’s been taking during this pandemic to help out.