Bolenge Hospital Report
Read about Bolenge Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Bolenge Hospital in the Equatorial Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was built in 1928 by the Community of Disciples of Christ in the Congo (CDCC), a partner church with Global Ministries for over 100 years. In a typical year Bolenge Hospital treats over 16,000 patients. Much work is done at Bolenge Hospital to provide early childhood vaccinations, prenatal visits, and obstetrical care as well as treatment of chronic and punctual illness and disease.
In June 2006, the Bolenge Hospital experienced an electrical fire which completely destroyed the hospital’s newer main building and equipment. Community members worked hard to save the people inside the building before it was completely engulfed by flames and no human lives were lost. Approximately three years after the fire, the new pediatric ward building was completed. This was a major triumph in the rebuilding of the hospital. Since then, the CDCC has been in the process of reconstructing a second hospital building that will be used primarily for maternity patients and administrative offices.
Information was recently received from the Community of the Disciples of Christ in the Congo (CDCC). The building project is moving forward, as noted in the photos. The building should be completed by March 2012 or shortly thereafter. The CDCC plans to dedicate and celebrate this new accomplishment publicly in August 2012.