A second Orange Village in Democratic Republic of Congo

The Orange Village of Njiapanda-Bella is located in the Ituri province, a remote area that has been inhabited since 2015 only, and doesn’t own any administrative structures yet. The region is composed of 70% of untouched forest. We supply the village with three main structures, a water supply, a hospital and a school, for families to have access to healthcare and education.

 
The village construction has started in January 2017, with the help of the population whom carried out the brushing. They followed with the wall assembly in February 2017, and ended with the implementation of the health center recently inaugurated.

 

 

Dozens of people receiving treatments after the opening of the hospital

 

 
The building of the village started with the health center, since there was a high demand in this region. Indeed, the hospital is fitted with 40 beds and fully equipped with a drugstore, an operating and delivery room to meet the needs of the population. It is the only structured in Mambasa and Magina, 110 km apart from the two cities. Families can now have access to healthcare in this isolated region.
The center has been inaugurated with the doctor, local authorities and the communities that have discovered all the equipment provided.
Numerous children are affected by malnutrition, and many of them have never visited a doctor. Since the opening of the health center, the first day it welcomed 19 patients, and 89 the second. Among them, a little boy has undertaken surgery due to a lipoma that has never been treated, and C-section successfully performed on pregnant women. So far, the center is a great success, and a second doctor is about to be hired.

 

Next step : school and road constructions

The school is currently under construction and it is eagerly awaited.
Furthermore, the governor representative has deeply committed to rehabilitate and improve Makeke and Mambasa roads, to facilitate the communication and the accessibility of the villages.
In few months only, there have many positives changes in this region.

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