Medical Care

Espoir Congo’s medical center provides free medical diagnosis, treatment and medication to orphan and underprivileged children and offers highly subsidized medical care to the village population, the biggest demand being prenatal care and childbirth. 

When the project first started, we simply supplied the orphaned children with free medication and vitamins. (Watch Espoir Congo Presentation Video--Part 2)

Mike giving vitamins to orphaned child back in 2009

Mike giving vitamins to orphaned child back in 2009

Natalie giving vitamins to orphaned girl back in 2009

Natalie giving vitamins to orphaned girl back in 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, Espoir Congo built a dispensary and set it up with furniture, consultation table, scale and microscope, which has helped to greatly improve health conditions in the whole village, seeing the only alternative for any sort of medical assistance is a medical outpost 5 km away.

Boxes of donated medicine for First Aid Center and Dispensary

Boxes of donated medicine for First Aid Center and Dispensary

Florence giving vitamins to orphaned girl

Florence giving vitamins to orphaned girl

Oral hygiene classes

Oral hygiene classes

Oral hygiene lessons

Oral hygiene lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A registered nurse came 3 times a week to check the children’s health, give them vitamins, nutritional supplements and first aid care. Sick children received instant treatment for malaria. Needed medication was donated to treat malaria, typhoid fever, coughs, amoebas and skin infections. Basic hygiene is being taught to the children.

Medicine cabinet donated by Espoir Congo

Medicine cabinet donated by Espoir Congo

Dispensary

Dispensary

Much needed equipment for the dispensary, such as a weight scale, blood pressure apparatus, a stethoscope, surgical gloves, and other basic needs were donated. A medicine cabinet, a consultation table and other needed furniture were built by Espoir Congo.

Donated scale

Donated scale

Consultation table

Consultation table

In 2012, $3,000 worth of added medical equipment (including a microscope) and medicine were donated, which won us official registration, along with a recommendation letter from the Health Department.

Donated microscope for lab tests

Donated microscope for lab tests

Lab tests

Quinine drip

Consultation

Consultation

Florence administering an IV Drip to malaria patient

Florence administering an IV Drip to malaria patient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two full-time nurses are now attending to patients’ needs, and a doctor from the nearest hospital is on call in case of medical emergency. On the spot lab tests for malaria, typhoid and other tropical diseases are now being given, thanks to the donated microscope, which makes it possible for patients to receive immediate treatment for these life-threatening diseases. All medical treatment and lab tests are free for the orphans, and non-profit for the village people who suffer from extreme poverty.

New baby born in Kikimi in makeshift maternity

New baby born in Kikimi in makeshift maternity

New baby born in Kikimi

New baby born in Kikimi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In response to the pressing local need, a makeshift maternity was set up by our Congolese partners and plans are underway to build a proper polyclinic.

New baby born in Kikimi

New baby born in Kikimi

Mommy with new baby born in Kikimi

Mommy with new baby born in Kikimi

Florence has been providing not only medical assistance to the local community, but also ante-natal and post-natal care to mommies and babies.

Antenatal Care

Antenatal Care

Postnatal Care

Postnatal Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raising sufficient funds to build a proper maternity will take time. Although each delivery so far has gone well, we realize it is nothing short of a miracle. Having an ambulance would enable us to bring any emergency to the closest hospital. 

1. F37_Jan2013_Pic2_Makeshift maternity

Theo, Clotilde, friends Joelle and Jean-Paul, and Florence in front of make shift maternity

If you would like to donate towards purchasing an ambulance or building a proper maternity clinic, please click here.

 

In 2013, the organization "We Care Solar" donated a beautiful solar maternity kit, which is a major step forward in our efforts to eliminate death in childbirth.

F37_Dec2013_pic14b_Clotilde and Theo with the solar suitcase

Clotilde presenting Theo with the solar maternity suitcase

 

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