Every day, we save tens of lives
Where do we help?
In the village of Ntamugenga in the province of Northern Kivu, we support a hospital. For years, this region has been particularly dangerous: bandits, rebellions, social unrest and a constant threat of a war. The number of patients is growing constantly.
For tens of thousands of people, we are the only health care institution in the radius of several dozen kilometers (patients are carried all the way here even from Uganda).
The hospital is run by the Polish Sisters of the Angels. It would appear that to them no situation could be deemed hopeless, although they know all too well what the rumble of exploding mortars is like. In the last months of 2022, armed clashes broke out again, with the front line passing through our hospital. Thousands of refugees took shelter on the hospital grounds and in the Sisters’ mission.
As hard as it is to believe, in this small village in the mountains, where you can only get if you have a four-wheel drive car, a bunch of experts have met, who not only save lives, but serve as an example to others, showing them that hope dies last. The hospital is their entire life.
How do we help?
We have 72 beds at the hospital. Every year, we provide over 17 550 outpatient visits, 3984 hospitalizations, over 1133 labors (including 1/3 Caesarean sections), treatment of 8 000 patients with malaria, over 695 blood transfusions. Every year, these make up around 21 000 medical procedures.
We pay salaries to the personnel, we buy therapeutic milk, medications, equipment. All this is taking place under conditions that European doctors would find hard to imagine. Every day, we save tens of lives.