Comfort Rwanda & Congo

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Registered Charity Number: SC030369
Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire

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Eastern D.R.Congo Maternity Facility

Transforming maternal and infant survival

  • Mother and baby at the maternity facility

    Mother and baby at the maternity facility

  • Newly completed maternity facility building

    Newly completed maternity facility building

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  • Baby "Comfort" the first baby born at the new facility

    Baby "Comfort" the first baby born at the new facility

  • Local leaders and maternity clinic staff on the day of the opening

    Local leaders and maternity clinic staff on the day of the opening

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D.R.Congo is widely quoted as being the most dangerous place on earth to be a woman or girl.Recent conflicts and ongoing lawlessnwess together with limited medical resources has meant that women have suffered greatly.  With your help Comfort Rwanda & Congo and our partners Comfort Congo have established a Maternity Care Facility in the Rusayo area and by so doing have expanded the limited medical services available to an area relentlessly torn apart by conflict.

Unable to afford maternity care many women are forced to give birth at home in grass huts where complications can lead to the death of mother and/or child. Comfort Rwanda & Congo and our partners Comfort Congo want to continue to offer the opportunity for women to give birth in a safe clean environment.

The maternity clinic, opened in April 2015, urgently needs your help for equipment, running and staffing costs. The  facility has 20 beds, a labour room, a purpose built surgery room for caesarian sections, recovery rooms, a kitchen and family waiting area and a fully trained Congolese medical team offering pre natal care, delivery and after care. This facility means that fewer women and children will die unnecessarily.  The challenge is keep it functioning to a high standard. You can dramatically impact the desperate situation of the women of this area by supporting this new facility. Thank you for your support.

 

Appeal Ends

31 Dec 2017

Appeal Location

North Kivu

Appeal Contact Details

Carys Williamson

Email Address

caryswilliamson@hotmail.co.uk

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