Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Sud-Ubangi province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the CEUM (The Communauté Évangélique de l’Ubangi-Mongala – or, the Covenant Church in Congo) runs a medical system of four health zones, which includes 5 hospitals and between 75-95 clinics. This system, once one of the most advanced in sub-Saharan Africa, has been severely damaged over the recent decades of war. PCP is committed to walking alongside the CEUM as they restore this vast medical system to its pre-war days and beyond.
The population in this region is approximately 800,000 and is roughly the size of the state of Georgia. With extreme poverty affecting its people, it is very difficult for a medical system to sustain itself, much less improve its facilities without outside partnership. Most people live, on average, about 16 miles away from the nearest hospital, must travel on rough, difficult roads, and cannot afford treatment. Rural clinics are staffed by a single nurse and a few guards. Clean water is not easily accessible and contaminated water often causes preventable diseases.
The Congo Clinic Initiative seeks to raise the accessibility and standard of medical care through this collective effort. We invite churches, groups, families, or individuals to partner with us in an authentic, high-impact partnership to support life-saving medical care in Congo. Learn more.
Looking for a way to get involved? Our Medical Ambassadors are a group of compassionate, dedicated medical professionals applying their skills for transformed and saved lives. They focus on training the trainers for multiplied medical impact in DR-Congo. Learn more.
Nurses are the backbone of healthcare in Congo. They are passionate and dedicated, sacrificing much to go to school. We work to keep these hardworking students in school, support school resources, and change communities for generations to come.