Deaconess Nundu Hospital
Democratic Republic of Congo
Facing Congo Realities
- Nundu Deaconess Hospital is located in the South Kivu Province of Eastern Congo.
- Despite a period of war from 1996 to 2008, Deaconess Nundu Hospital (DNH) has continued to function under the leadership of national doctors.
- Political and civil unrest continue, impacting the primary healthcare provided by the system of 30 health centers supervised by DNH.
- Ability of patients to pay for medical care is limited by ongoing poverty and civil unrest.
- Hospital buildings, which have suffered from neglect during the war, have been refurbished.
Pediatric Ward & Maternity
- DNH is a 100 bed hospital providing referral services for a population of 240,000.
- A new pediatric building completed in 2016 increased the number of pediatric beds to 42 beds.
- A new maternity was completed in 2018, providing a total of 37 maternity beds and now reporting on average 60 deliveries per month. One third of the deliveries at the hospital are by caesarian section.
- This improved environment has provided for expansion of inpatient services and has sent a message of hope to our community.
- The hospital now has a new neonatal unit that can treat premature and sick newborns.
School of Nursing
- The school trains nurses to work in the hospital and in health centers in the Nundu Health Zone.
- The health centers reported 8675 deliveries in 2018. Complicated cases are referred to Deaconess Nundu Hospital. Medical and surgical cases are also referred to the hospital.
- Founded in 1998, the school continued on despite the war.
- Curriculum will be updated in 2020.
The Most Frequent Diseases
Your contributions help with patient care for those who are unable to pay. . .
Solar & Water Project Completed
Nundu had been without a reliable source of electricity and water for many years.
Your Contributions Help With...
- Pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
- The cost of patient care for those who are unable to pay (The most frequent diseases are: Malaria (35%), Anemia (32%), Diarrhea (14%), and Respiratory Infections (8%).)
- Hospital equipment
- Staff salaries
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