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.

Overview:
  • 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

21000

medical procedures per year
We treat about

7000

malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about

1032

babies in 2021

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). 

Local bandits and rebels take advantage of the situation in Congo (DRC). It is the poorest and the helpless – as usually – who suffer the most. Thanks to you, they have somewhere to hide, thanks to you we can treat and feed them.

The hospital is managed by Polish Sisters of Angels. It seems they don’t know the word “hopelessness”, even though they are very well familiar with the rumble of exploding mortars.

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 13000 outpatient visits, 3200 hospitalizations, over 1000 labors (including 1/3 Caesarean sections), treatment of 7000 patients with malaria,  over 600 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.

Urgent help needed

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We immediately set out to help and were among the first to arrive.

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We already have :
2,627 EUR
We need:
8,607 EUR
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