Our partners in DR Congo run a Christian medical ministry which provides holistic care for the people of this war-torn region. The ministry focuses on training health professionals, strengthening social activists and providing physical, spiritual and social healing.
This region is home to the deadliest conflict in the world and is exposed to extreme violence, mass population displacements, widespread rape, and a collapse of public health services.
Over 6 million killed • Over 1.2 million displaced • Over 200,000 women raped
HEAL Africa provides health services to Congolese people who would otherwise have no access to basic healthcare. However, this ministry doesn’t stop at just healthcare, it provides a holistic approach to rebuilding individuals and communities through development programmes rooted in Christian principles.
Providing doctors and medical staff to deliver general surgery and patient care. Provision of internal medicine, family health care and consultations. The emergency room treats victims of gunshot wounds, road accidents and workplace injuries. Includes outreach services to care for communities in remote villages.
Working with women and their communities to offer the support and the tools needed to ensure their well-being. Providing medical and emotional treatment to victims of rape including counselling, education, job training and small business loans. Working with their families to gain reacceptance for them.
Working with displaced refugees returning to their home villages and supporting them as they reintegrate into their community. Running programmes for men, addressing violence against women and supporting children exposed to armed conflict through healthcare and educational programmes.
Training medical professionals to serve the region with a good standard of care. Conducting medical research, particularly around the most common diseases treated in DR Congo. Connecting children with education opportunities and educating communities on treatment and prevention of HIV as well as basic health and hygiene.
About DR Congo
The Congolese Civil wars, which began in 1996, have devastated the country. Resulting in over 1.2 million people becoming displaced, over 200,000 victims of rape and more than 6 million deaths, almost half of which are children under 5. The region has been suffering for many years with extreme poverty, malnourishment, and widespread disease.