Equipment in the hospital is out-dated and in limited supply. It looks more like 1950 than the 21st century and keeping the aging equipment functioning is always a challenge. When a piece of equipment breaks down, it can take months to receive a replacement part or months to get the instructions to make repairs possible. When the autoclave used to sterile instruments broke down, the hospital personnel returned to their previous method of sterilization: boiling water in a pressure cooker over a fire.
A wide variety of diagnostic machines are needed for actuate diagnosis and treatment as well as updated equipment for an effective laboratory and an efficient, sterile operating room. There are no large diagnostic machines at all: no EKG, no X-Ray, no ultrasound.
Used yet reliable machines would be an acceptable and greatly appreciated alternative. Please contact us if you have information regarding any equipment which might be donated to the Congo.