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 around 15 000 outpatient visits, 4 000 hospitalizations, over 1000 labors (including 1/3 Caesarean sections), treatment of 8 000 patients with malaria, 700 blood transfusions. Every year, these make up around 21 300 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.