Congo-Brazzaville – Pointe-Noire
8 public and private healthcare centers.
Support for Healthcare Structures (PASS) – © 2015
I was appointed Matron of podiatry in July 2017 without receiving any support or guidance for the mission and without ever having occupied a management position during my career! The PASS helped me a great deal: thanks to the training, I now know what my tasks and responsibilities are and I have tools at my disposal. As the saying goes, “Better to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish already caught”. Nowadays, I feel supported and encouraged. I have improved my scientific knowledge and learned the correct professional reflexes. Also, I am appreciated by my team and I am proud to be in charge of a podiatry service.”
State-registered nurse and Matron in podiatry, base hospital in Tié-Tié.
CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE: Strengthen the skills of healthcare structures – Support for Healthcare Structures (PASS)
The Congolese healthcare system suffers from many shortages: inadequately or insufficiently trained staff, healthcare structures with obsolete and insufficient equipment, lack of management skills. Since 2012, in Pointe-Noire, the IECD has been developing the Support for Healthcare Structures programs (PASS) which help to strengthen the skills of partner healthcare structures through the on-going training of their staff and the renovation of facilities, in such a way as to significantly improve care for vulnerable women and children.
In 2017, in a consistently difficult economic climate, the PASS supported seven healthcare centers and a base hospital. 90% of the tenured professionals followed a full training cycle on hygiene, technical treatment, and teamwork. Specific support for supervisory staff (see below) was also proposed throughout the year (team management, service management, notion of responsibility, development of tools). All of these actions helped, in particular, to guarantee the security of the care provided and to maintain a postnatal infection level that is as low as possible.
TRAINING OF HEALTHCARE
TRAINING OF ADMINISTRATIVE
PERSONNEL IN ORDER TO
IN ITS USE
134 training sessions
by daily support in
4 private partner centers
benefited from management
stock management improvement
of the patient
8 centers benefited from equipment renovation actions that help to improve the reception of patients
and the care provided: adapted medical equipment,
renovation of premises, access to water.
for the population
Sickle Cell Disease).
Résultats 2017 :
- 55,000 patients of which 50,000 women and children, benefited from quality care in the partner centers.
- 345 healthcare staff members (nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians) were trained and supported on a daily basis.
- 8,500 births managed in 2017.
STRENGTHENING OF THE MOTHER-CHILD HOSPITAL IN MONKOLE (CHME) in Kinshasa, DRC
patients received in consultation in 2017, namely a 10% increase compared to 2016.
Congolese Center for Culture, Training and Development (CECFOR)
Since 1991, the IECD has provided continuous support to the Management Committee of the CHME for hospital management and the identification of new financial partners, and also occasionally supplies the CHME with biomedical equipment. The CHME, the reference hospital for the subregion, is a technical partner of the IECD for PASS. It is also behind the initiative of the fight Sickle Cell Disease program.