CONGO : NEWS & EVENTS
CONGO : HEALTHCARE THAT TRANSFORMS
Improved Inpatient Services
- DNH is a 110 bed hospital providing referral services for a population of over 270,000.
- A new pediatric building completed in 2016 (see report from 2016 and photo below) provided 42 pediatric beds.
- A new maternity completed in 2018 (as shown here), providing a total of 37 maternity beds, is now reporting on average 70 deliveries per month. One third of the deliveries at the hospital are by caesarian section.
- A system of 21 health centers is supervised by Deaconess Nundu Hospital. Routine care and uncomplicated deliveries are provided at these health centers. Complicated OB as well as medical and surgical cases are referred to the hospital.
The new pediatric unit (shown below) and maternity have provided for improvement of inpatient services. The intensive care unit is shown here to the left. These new facilities and 24 hour electricity (see report from 2018 regarding installation of solar and water systems) have sent a message of hope to the community. Expansion of the solar system is scheduled for 2023.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was opened in December 2019. At risk newborn infants, including preemies, low birth weight, at risk for sepsis, and with congenital malformations, are admitted to the unit.
The NICU has been equipped with two incubators, one radiant warmer, one CPAP, one bili blanket, one infusion pump, two infant digital scales, one adult scale, one crib, and three beds for Kangaroo Mother Care.
Reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality rate is the goal of this project. Staff trained to provide neonatal care in a way that was not previously possible. High risk mothers are being identified with the plan to reduce life threatening delays in referral to the hospital. Partners and individual gifts are needed to sustain this program going forward.
Your Contributions Help With. . .
- Staff salary subsidies for doctors, nurses and staff
- Hospital maintenance
- The cost of patient care for those who are unable to pay.
- The purchase of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
- Hospital equipment, with the plan to purchase an X-ray, surgical instruments, and energy efficient autoclaves in 2023
Nundu School of Nursing
- The school trains nurses to work in the hospital and in health centers in the Nundu Health Zone.
- Founded in 1987, curriculum will be updated in 2022, based on an interactive teaching method.
- Nursing students pictured here are being instructed in the prevention of the spread of Ebola.
- Funds from International Child Care Ministries made these washing stations available to schools.
Your continued prayers and support are greatly appreciated.
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