DR Congo


AmeriCares is an international disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world. As part of a global collaboration with the ICA Foundation, AmeriCares works with the Nundu Deaconess Hospital, which is a secondary-level hospital operated by the Free Methodist Church in the town of Nundu in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nundu Hospital is a referral hospital for 30 outpatient clinics in a catchment area of over 100,000 people, and serves approximately 12,100 patients each year. The most common ailments treated at the 130 bed hospital include malaria, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and trauma from sexual violence. Since 2013, 600 LNG IUS devices have been donated to fill gaps in family planning for women in DRC.