Champions for Congo

Congo Health

Deaconess Nundu Hospital

Democratic Republic of Congo

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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.
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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.
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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. . .

Malaria
35%
Anemia
32%
Diarrhea
14%
Respiratory Infections
8%

Solar & Water Project Completed

Nundu had been without a reliable source of electricity and water for many years.

  • I-TEC (International Technical Electrical and Construction) designed and built solar and water purification systems were installed in October 2018
  • The impact of solar power is significant, providing the hospital, school of nursing and staff housing with electricity 24 hours a day
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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

To Help Support Champions For Congo. . .

If you are interested in a specific project, you may also contact us.

Dr. Norm Wetterau will contact you personally either by return email or by phone.

You can mail contributions to:
GuideStream Charitable Gift Fund
Champions for Congo,
PO Box 580
Spring Arbor MI 49283   



Champions for Congo is comprised of an all volunteer group of supporters.  Assuring the maximum impact of funds to benefit the mission.

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(Memo Line: Champions for Congo)  
PO Box 580, Spring Arbor, MI  49283

 

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