World Congo-Brazzaville: a maternity hospital is back in service in the Pool

09:30  02 august  2020
09:30  02 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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in Brazzaville , Republic of the Congo , located directly on the Congo River in the south of the city. Tour Nambemba is situated 2½ km east of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Brazzaville . MapQuest. Type: Hospital . Location: Pool , Republic of the Congo , Central Africa, Africa.

Un enfant dans une rue de Kindamba, en 2002. © DESIREY MINKOH / AFP A child in a street in Kindamba, in 2002.

Destroyed by both bad weather and civil war, the Kindamba maternity hospital, an urban community of 10,000 inhabitants located to the west of the department of Pool, neighboring Brazzaville, has just returned to service after high-intensity labor-intensive rehabilitation and extension work (HIMO) involving ex - ninja fighters awaiting reinstatement.

With our correspondent in Brazzaville, Loïcia Martial

It was Minister Euloge Landry Kolélas, in charge of the reintegration of ex-combatants, who went to cut the ribbon marking the resumption of activities in this maternity unit, which is the most imposing building of the Kindamba hospital.

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With an average delivery of 30 babies per month, for an urban community of 10,000 inhabitants, this structure will now accommodate women in conditions described by Naris Ntsimba, senior midwife.

"We modernized the maternity hospital in Kindamba as in all other countries and in any other city: there are beds, delivery boxes. In short, the conditions are favorable and the environment healthy, ”she said.

The book has received funding from five UN agencies. Chris Mburu, United Nations System Agencies Coordinator. “This maternity hospital has been rehabilitated with a view to improving and consolidating peace in Pool,” he explained.

After the reopening of the maternity ward, some challenges remain at the Kindamba hospital run by contract workers and volunteers, according to its director Pascal Niémet Gambou.

"We don't mind electricity, unfortunately we have supply problems. Funding is not there. We have not had investment funds for three or four years and even the funds allocated by the state are not coming, "he said.

Kindamba is one of the most landlocked districts in Pool.

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