In June 20, 2011, Project Congo opened our new hospital "Health Alliance Goma" The facility will be a women's and children's hospital to better serve these populations. We hope to provide dignified and compassionate care, combined with up to date medical technology, in a warm and welcoming environment.
Garry Thompson of World Wide Lbas sets up the new lab
First surgery at Health Alliance Goma
Patients line up to be seen opening day
Unpacking supplies from the US
In Sept 2011, Project Congo hosted a visit from Lorna Owens, of the Footprints Foundation and Kaleba Ngoie-Kasongo of Hear Congo. The women toured the new Project Congo Health Alliance Goma hospital, met with midwives at the Mugunga Clinic which refers complex OB cases to Health Alliance Goma, spoke with victims of violence, visited the Shasha refugee camp and clinic and traveled to Bukavu to spend several days at St Vincent Hospital and made an expedition into the South Kivu highlands to visit the tragic site where many villagers were buried alive by rebel forces.
Hear Congo has pledged to help St Vincents by opening the Justine House" to lodge women who are undergoing treatment for rape and sexual violence.
Lorna Owens who is a former midwife herself, hopes to assist the local midwives with educational seminars and home delivery kits. Footprints Foundation also helped the Shasha clinic obtain a generator to provide electricity and is sponsoring a young rape victim's vocational training through Project Congo's girls sponsorship program.
Lorna Owens of Footprints Foundation and Kaleba Ng
Lorna and Kaleba visit the midwives at the Mugunga Clinic