International Ministries

Classrooms for a Midwife Program in the Congo

International Ministries seeks to raise $60,000 to construct two new classrooms at the Miriam Fountain Nursing School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Goal: $60,000

About This Mission Project

In the remote rural villages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, having a midwife deliver a baby can mean the difference between a healthy birth and death. However, trained midwives with the knowledge and skills to assist with normal and high-risk pregnancies are all too uncommon.

The Miriam Fountain Nursing School has a 52-year history of preparing men and women as nurses and nurse practitioners. The school has started a new three-year midwife training program but needs funding for two additional classrooms to accommodate students for this new program.

Mission Project Specifics

International Ministries seeks to raise $60,000 to construct two new classrooms at the Miriam Fountain Nursing School in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These classrooms will provide an environment where students learn to become midwives so that they can provide safe care for women.

This project will be managed by missionary nurse Kathy Rice at the Vanga Hospital.

It is anticipated that, when the project is complete, Vanga Hospital will have the space it needs to train nurses and nurse practitioners in midwifery.

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The women in the DR Congo have a high risk of death during childbirth: one in 23. In the U.S., the risk is one in 1,800. The midwives in this training program concentrate on safe pregnancy and delivery, as well as on educating new and prospective mothers about family planning, nutrition and other critical subjects.