This project will help equip a new clinic, supply medicine, medical, lab and operating room equipment to save the lives of the thousands of women and girls who die every day for lack of access to basic women and maternal health services in Congo.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
250,000 mothers, sisters, aunts, and teenagers die needlessly every year in Sub-Saharan Africa. Almost 75% of women and girls who die in childbirth would be alive if they had access to basic healthcare. These deaths are preventable, and Congo Lotus Care works to stop them in the Democratic Republic of Congo by providing quality, life saving healthcare to women and girls.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will cover the costs of operating a modern, high quality clinic in Congo, in the city of Kinshasa, providing care to women, men, children and teens in need of quality health care. According to the United Nations, in the DR Congo, "The health sector needs at least a $60 million investment, but the government can only spend 1% of that amount ($6 million)". With this clinic, Congo Lotus Care is providing a small contribution to fill that enormous gap.
Potential Long Term Impact
A modern, well equipped clinic will be a permanent staple in the community and save countless lives by providing: -Basic primary care, ultrasound diagnostic services, check-ups, diagnosis and treatment of common ailments (malaria, waterborne diseases, hypertension, diabetes, infections, etc.) -Family Planning & STD Prevention: provision of contraceptives to men, women, adolescents -Prenatal Care: visits, education, diagnostic imaging -Healthy Deliveries: early detection of complications
Total Funding Received to Date: $7,775
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,825
Total Funding Goal: $11,600