DR Congo, Healthcare

Health: primary healthcare for people

Number: 197.1817

This project supports a network of twenty healthcare facilities in villages in Kwango province that are difficult to reach. The network, which comprises three hospitals, six healthcare centres and eleven outpatient treatment centres, is managed by our partner church, the Kwango Evangelical Community (CEK). The main focus of the project is to ensure basic health care for the population. And the project focuses on "soft" modernization of the infrastructure. Computer-aided pharmaceutical logistics will aim to ensure that medicines to treat the main diseases are available to the network at all times. Health advisers permanently based in the villages handle most of the preventive work and public education activities. These advisers receive specific training for their duties, and they are supported by the CEK's healthcare service.

 

Activities

Ensuring access to primary health care for around 67,000 people who would otherwise not have access to health care:

  • Ensuring the supply of medicines (through purchasing and expanding production).
  • Renewing and improving the infrastructure of health facilities; this includes connecting the recently commissioned water supply facility to the hospital in Matamba-Solo.
  • Further training of staff to improve the quality of medical services.

Strengthening preventive medicine to combat the most common diseases and malnutrition:

  • Vaccinations of women and children.
  • Pre-school check-ups, pre and post-natal examinations.
  • Training of health animators from the different communities and health centres on issues related to diseases and malnutrition and their prevention.
  • Awareness-raising campaigns in the field of Covid-19, malaria and HIV-Aids.
  • Psychological support.


Cooperation with schools:

  • Training of teachers in sexuality education and training of school children to become multipliers in this area.