Sounds of Hope: New Ultrasound Equipment Supports the Heart of Africa

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


The new portable ultrasound machine you funded, which arrived from Poland, works wonderfully. It allows our doctors to more accurately diagnose serious health problems in patients, including heart defects in small children. News of modern therapies at our hospital in Ntamugenga is spreading fast, so we are receiving young patients from increasingly remote villages and towns.

We urgently need another doctor who can work with this equipment. Our wonderful Dr Augustyn has already undergone 2 months of training in Goma, with the best ultrasound specialist in North Kivu, but he needs professional training at a European level.

A great opportunity for him is a course organised by doctors from the French Ecole d’Échographie Sans Frontières, which ends with an exam at the embassy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound.

Dr Augustyn has already passed the pre-qualification, the only barrier being the cost of the training – over €1,000. We have launched a fundraiser on our homepage just for this purpose and we strongly encourage you to invest in Dr Augustyn’s education.

Every cent spent on the doctor’s education will pay off a hundredfold, as it will bring Dr Augustyn closer to acquiring life-saving skills!

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