March 5, 2018
White Cross – Congo Medical Supplies, Nurses’ Training and Transportation
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Health and Wellness
GoalThe goal of this project is to provide medical supplies and train nurses for the 13 hospitals that are part of the Congolese Baptist Community.
SummaryThis White Cross project seeks to raise $28,334 annually for medications, supplies and training nurses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
DescriptionImagine bringing your child to the doctor and, after receiving a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, being given a prescription for sutures, gauze, a scalpel, anesthetics and antibiotics and told to “hurry and find a place to buy them in town” so the doctor could perform an emergency surgery. People face such dilemmas every day in the Congo, where there is no such thing as health insurance. Everything must be purchased up front or brought by the patient—including sheets and supplies.
It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall level of medical care given to those who seek treatment at each of the CBCO hospitals.
Suggested GiftsExamples of what a gift of this amount could buy.
$100 - Medications and vitamins.
$250 - Medical supplies for hospitals and clinics.
$500 - Training of new nurses.
$1,000 - Overland transport from the container’s point of arrival to one Baptist Hospital.
$5,000 - Scrub sets for 13 hospitals for a 2 year cycle.
Prayer RequestsPray with Katherine Niles and her partners in the Congo that medical needs will be met and the sick will be cared for regardless of their means.
Pray that the care given in these hospitals will reflect Jesus’ concern for the poor and the ill.
Managed ByNiles, Katherine & Wayne