The Monkole Hospital, an initiative of the non-profit organization CECFOR-asbl, is currently a health center of reference for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa. Located on the outskirts of the city of Kinshasa (capital of the country), it has a total of 110 beds and 5 main medical services: general medicine, pediatrics, gynecology-obstetrics, internal medicine and surgery. It receives more than 80,000 patient visits annually.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a worrying socio-economic situation. According to several reports, the DR Congo appears at the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI). The maternal, newborn and child mortality rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among the highest in the world.
Monkole’s mission is to provide quality health care to the entire population, especially the disadvantaged population of its area (450,000 inhabitants), facilitating access to health services through a series of social health programs. The objective of the “Forfait Mama” project is to reduce the high rates of maternal and child mortality through the care of patients from the beginning of pregnancy, with prenatal consultations, ultrasound, natural or caesarean section, postnatal consultations and treatment of possible neonatal problems.
– To offer and facilitate access to quality prenatal care to 400 pregnant women in the Monkole health area, allowing them to receive two obstetric ultrasound scans each;
-Reduce the financial burden of natural or caesarean section;
-Prophylaxis against malaria for 200 pregnant women;
-Perform preventive treatment against anemia for 200 pregnant women;
-Assistance of 40 newborns at the Monkole Neonatology Unit
Target group: 400 young women and their babies
Harambee contribution: 52.500 Euro