Democratic Republic of Congo

Hospital in Ntamugenga

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

We treat

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 90 beds at the hospital. Every year, we provide over 14 500 outpatient visits, 3200 hospitalizations, over 950 labors (including 1/3 Caesarean sections), treatment of 7 000 patients with malaria,  over 610 blood transfusions. Every year, these make up around 27 000 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.

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