DRC: Rebuilding Healthcare in N’Djili-Brasserie

SUPPORT FOR A BETTER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN KINSHASA

In N’Djili-Brasserie, a peri-urban neighbourhood 14 kilometres from downtown Kinshasa, Alternatives has started a project to help a community in need.

The project aims to: 

  • Increase the capabilities of the area’s hospital through staff training and equipment supply
  • Stock the health centre with essential medicine
  • Build and equip two additional hospital wings
  • Build accommodations for doctors, a laboratory and a kitchen
  • Feed 2,500 vulnerable children

When Alternatives first arrived, malnourished children were placed in the same facilities as children with other illnesses, which increased the risk of disease among already weak children. The two additional hospital wings will allow for separation between infected patients and paediatric services.

Not having an on-site laboratory makes it difficult to quickly diagnose various illnesses and infections that should be treated at the health centre. A new, equipped laboratory will ensure better local outreach.

The government has provided the Kikimi health centre in N’Djili-Brasserie with a general practitioner. This project will authorize the construction of a home for him to ensure his availability.

Michel Lambert is the Director of the Alternatives branch in Kinshasa.

 

Year: 
2003
Locations: 
Congo (Kinshasa)