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    The Bulape Health Zone is a part of the Congo’s SANRU (from French meaning rural health) health system.  SANRU is a partnership program of US based Interchurch Medical Assistance and the Protestant Churches of the Congo. SANRU’s bilateral projects are funded by USAID and managed by the Protestant Church of Congo on behalf of the Ministry of Health.  One-half of Congo’s health zones are co-managed by faith-based organizations and non-government organizations, especially the Catholic and Protestant churches.  A typical health zone includes a population of up to 150,000 people, 200 villages, and 26 health centers. The Bulape Health Zone, co-managed by the Presbyterian Church of Congo, consists of a reference hospital and 28 health clinics.  Congo Helping Hands works closely with SANRU to support and strengthen the Bulape Health Zone.  Medical teams are needed to assist the local medical staff and personnel perform their missions.

    Congo Helping Hands is seeking partners to establish short-term medical teams for the Bulape Health Zone for both the hospital and health clinics.  If you are interested in working with us, please contact Woody Collins, via email.

 Dr. Rebecca Keith, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, pictured below third from the left, performs surgery at the Bulape Hospital in April 2005.

        

 

 

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