International Ministries

Women’s Surgical Care in the Congo

International Ministries seeks to raise $70,875 over the next three years to provide 15 women per month a C-section when needed during prolonged childbirth.

Goal: $70,875 over three years

About This Mission Project

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the top five countries in an unpleasant statistic: maternal death rate. Statistically, one out of every 23 expectant mothers will die during childbirth. Lack of access to competent surgical care is a factor in this serious problem.

The Vanga Hospital provides care for patients regardless of their ability to pay. This project will provide pre- and postoperative care for mothers and their newborns. When funded, this project will cover the cost of a C-section ($125) for an average of 15 women each month.

Mission Project Specifics

International Ministries seeks to raise $70,875 over the next three years to provide 15 women per month a C-section when needed during prolonged childbirth.

This project will be managed by medical missionary Dr. Tim Rice at the Vanga Hospital.

It is anticipated that this three-year project will directly impact the lives of 1,080 women and their newborns. On average, each woman has an extended family of 15 people—and because these families would otherwise have to cope with surgical bills or the sickness or death of the mother and/or child, this project will impact over 16,000 people.

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This project will reduce the number of deaths during childbirth, reduce the number of fistulas from obstructed labor that cause women to become outcasts and prevent families from being saddled with large hospital bills for surgical care.