Home > Progetti > Strengthening three health clinics in the outskirts of Kinshasa
  • Entity: Centre Congolais de Culture de Formation et Developpement  -CECFOR.  In 1991 this association in the Congo founded the Monkole Hospital in Kinshasa in the region of Mont-Ngafula. The hospital currently serves more than 80,000 patients per year (48,000 are women of which 70% live in conditions of extreme poverty).
  • Beneficiaries: For the first objective:
    • 10,000 children per year are visited in the three clinics;
    • 2,000 pre and post-natal consultations per year in the three clinics;
    • more than 25,000 people per year receive medical assistance per year thanks to the three clinics

    For the second objective:

    • 200 young women who register for a diploma in nursing;
    • 75 nurses who register for a specialization course in nursing;
    • 800 nurses/teachers who attend Continuing Professional Development programs;
    • at least 150 people receive scholarships for ISSI training.
  • Costs: The cost of this project is Euro 500,000, divided up over several years.


The city of Kinshasa has 10 million inhabitants, most of which are poorly nourished and depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods, in a country in which 74% of the population is malnourished and 80% live in absolute poverty. This precarious state of general health has given rise to the need for medical services that the public health system is not able to meet due to a lack of resources, infrastructures and adequately trained personnel.  The Monkole Hospital has tried to respond to this emergency by offering four general medical services -maternity, pediatrics, internal medicine and general surgery-, creating three clinics (in Eliba, Kimbondo and Moluka) in the outskirts of the city (that are not easy to reach) and by implementing training programs for medical and paramedical personnel. The project has the following objectives:

  1. Reinforce the human and technological capabilities of the health clinics in Eliba, Kimbondo and Moluka;
  2. Improve professional training for nurses by strengthening the Institut Superieur en Sciences Infirmières –ISSI.