Community Hospital in Abeka (CHA)

With neither secure electricity nor water supplies, the hospital has 34 beds, two doctors, several nurses, a midwife, a labour ward, pharmacy, area for surgery and a four-wheel drive ambulance. 
Hospital consulting room 

The majority of cases are complex childbirth, anaemia (due to poor diet), minor surgery and paediatrics.

QCP provides staff security by paying half the salary bill.
Testing blood

The Abeka community hospital - the only source of professional medical attention for 45 kilometers in each direction.  Our support is helping to provide additional equipment and medical supplies - helping the hospital to provide an adequate service for the people of the area, and to be better able to sustain the service in the long term.  Since the tragic death of Dr. Etando Mukoko (below), due to illness in September 2008, the hospital has since been managed by Dr. Guillaume. 

In the maternity ward of the Abeka hospital, a mother with her new baby.
 The hospital's late Dr Etando shows the medicine stock to Cambridge Quaker Hazel Shellens - many of the bottles are empty.

View a locally made documentary about the Abeka hospital (70 minutes, in French, 2007).

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