Monkole currently cares for over 80,000 per year, 48,000 of whom are women, and 70% of them live in extreme poverty in the Mont-Ngafula district of Kinshasa.
DR Congo comes near the bottom of the Index of Human Development, because of successive wars and epidemics, political instability, corruption and absence of opportunities for education. Maternal mortality, neonatal and infant mortality rates are the highest in the world: what health centres exist, do not have the personnel or equipment to help mothers and babies, and cannot afford to provide any later care. This project aims to lower the infant and maternal mortality rate by supporting three clinics (Eliba, Kimbondo and Moluka) working in remote and inaccessible areas.
The project includes:
- Prenatal examinations for 400 young women
- Malaria vaccination for 200 pregnant women
- Anaemia treatment for 200 pregnant women
- Providing resources for 100 natural births and 20 caesarians
- Care of 40 newborns in the Neonatal Unit at Monkole.
400 young women and their babies.