Cholera in Ntamugenga: We need your help Immediately!

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries over

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about


malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about


babies in 2023


Not everyone will be able to return from working in the fields this week. Cholera is taking a deadly toll here, especially among those who are forced to tend their crops in areas where no medical help can be found. And yet one has to eat and feed one’s family, so many take this deadly risk. Some want to make sure their family is safe, and never return themselves.

Nyirazuba, 40, reached our hospital with her last strength. On her own, not wanting to inconvenience anyone, she tried to treat herself with garlic, but without medical help she would have had no chance of survival. Cholera can lead to extreme dehydration and kill in just a few hours.

Thanks to your long-standing support, an isolation tent delivered straight from Poland was ready to receive infected patients. We rushed to help immediately, opening a cholera treatment centre in Ntamugenga. The way it was organised was much appreciated by Médecins Sans Frontières, who are fighting cholera in another region. And although we have been able to treat all the patients so far, the situation is becoming more precarious by the day. The number of sick people like Nyirazuba is increasing.

We have launched a fundraiser on the homepage. We urgently need to purchase antibiotics, extra IV drips, bedsheets, cleaning products and medical equipment (e.g. lamps) that will allow the doctors at Ntamugenga hospital to safely examine and treat patients at any time of the day. We also need funds to build additional sanitary facilities. Only by responding quickly can we bring the situation under control together!

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR