Benöit Project

Information on the project, pediatric surgery

People with fewer resources also need medical assistance in times of emergency such as emergency surgery. The Benöit project aims to give medical assistance to all those families with fewer resources.

In Kinshasa, as in large cities of the country, the lack of sufficient material in most of the hospitals, is the main cause in large part for the spread of infections. Several children occupy the same bed, the common rooms are overcrowded, the whole environment of the patient is more conducive to the aggravation of their disease that healing. It is the most inhumane conditions in the health care. The population has become accustomed to this situation and does not demand its rights.

A few facts:

  • According to the WHO (2013), infections in the post-delivery are also among the top three causes of maternal mortality. These data lead us to stress the importance of the pregnant woman’s knowledge of the hygiene guidelines to be followed after childbirth. From the Monkole Hospital Centre, 3 dispensaries are attended to in very disadvantaged and difficult to reach areas on the outskirts of Kinshasa.
  • In 2013 more than 17,000 people have been treated, mostly mothers and children living in a situation of poverty. The 3 clinics are Molouk in the Neighborhood of Herady, Elib in the neighborhood of Kindele and Kimbondo in the neighborhood of the same name.

In these clinics is given primary medical care to the population of the area with a cost of 500 francs congolese (40 euro cents) per visit prenatal and postnatal care. In addition, the medicines are dispensed with a price of 25% of their cost.

From the Friends of Monkole Foundation we collaborate to reduce the deficit that this activity of the Monkole Hospital generates, and making the viability of the Benöit project possible.

As part of our aim to change health care in the Congo, we have carried out a number of projects with different aims so that we can diversify different medical objectives. You can find out about the rest of the projects by clicking here.

Meet Benöit, the child after whom this project is named.

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