Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma

Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma (CMC) was opened at the present location in 2014 but has a long history.   Dr. Alfred Mwenebatende was the staff doctor at the Don Bosco Ngangi Medical Center in 2012 when a decision was made to downsize that facility,   Project Congo sponsored  Dr. Alfred to open a hospital in Goma serving the local area as well as Don Bosco Ngangi patients.   Goma is in the North Kivu region in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo.  In 2013, rebels invaded Goma and destroyed that hospital and much of the equipment donated to it.   Once the area stabilized, Dr. Alfred re-opened the hospital at its present location which is in a very poor area of Goma.

This hospital is rare in that it does not turn away patients unable to pay for care.  It offers full medical and surgical services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, as well as vaccination programs and family planning consultations.  Dr. Alfred and his staff also go out to the refugee camps around Goma and provide outreach medical care to the residents of these camps.

CMC employs 15 people including Dr. Alfred.  Because a high percent of patients are unable to pay for their medical care, Dr. Alfred was frequently faced with not meeting payroll each month.  In 2014, the board of Project Congo voted to subsidize salaries at CMC in order to  provide economic stability to employees and ensure the clinic serves the indigent.   This is intended to be temporary and plans are in place to increase the revenue of the clinic with the goal of self sufficiency.

 

Read News related to the Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma Program

  1. Project Congo installs Laboratory at Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma (Tuesday, March 07th, 2017) March 2017 Project Congo, in partnership with Worldwide Labs installed a new laboratory at Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma which will allow for ...
  2. Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma Expands Hospital (Thursday, August 20th, 2015) May 2015 At the request of Dr. Alfred Mwenebatende, the landlord of the buildings being leased for Centre Medico-Chirurgical de Goma ...
  3. Project Congo Hospital Reopens at new site in Goma (Tuesday, September 30th, 2014) September, 2014 Dr. Alfred Mwenebatende announced the reopening of the Project Congo sponsored hospital that was destroyed in 2013 by M23 ...
  4. 2013 DRC Trip Cancelled due to Security (Thursday, June 13th, 2013) This year’s trip to the DRC had to be cancelled for security reasons. In 2013 the Eastern Congo saw escalating fighting and ...
  5. Displaced people near Goma (Wednesday, September 26th, 2012) Read about the many Displaced people near Goma.  

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