THE EVANGELICAL MEDICAL CENTRE OF NYANKUNDE
Evangelical Medical Centre serves an immediate population of around 156,000;
and facilitates medical services in an area the size of
Centre has five goals:
1 To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ;
train medical and paramedical workers for the service of the church;
3 To serve other centres as a referral hospital with specialist doctors and specialist care;
serve as a distribution center for medicines and medical supplies to other
5 To encourage development projects.
The Board of the
Health care: The
center gives spiritual as well as physical help. We have 5 hospital chaplains on
Training: A primary function of the center is training. We teach nurses at a diploma and graduate level, we have doctors for a 6 month training period immediately after qualification and we have a number of students who come for periods of practical training. At present we have 15 members of staff who are following higher level training programmes.
Pharmacy: Our service for the local production of medicines badly needs new facilities but MANY patients are grateful for the products produced. The center is taking the lead in founding a regional center for the distribution of medicines in Bunia, although this will become a separate entity, independent of the Center.
Administration: Our administration needs adapting to our present circumstances. We are committed to generating locally all the income we need to pay staff and medicines but with such a poor war torn population it is a constant battle to make ends meet.
Thanks: We are
very grateful to all the outside bodies that support the work of the Center
The chaplains recorded 160 people who came to faith
through the activities of our chaplains. They organized 2 seminars to train
other hospital chaplains in
The audited accounts give an accurate impression of our
financial situation. We have closed the books for several years with a
negative balance and this needs to be rectified. A well trained financial
staff administer the funds generated locally and that come from abroad for
specific projects. ICCO Holland has given a gift to help restore our stock of
medicines and help with operating costs for which we are VERY grateful. The Friends of CME in
Ongoing projects include 1. The prevention of AIDS – a
projects supported by TearFund
A complete list of our proposed projects in relation to the business plan for 2006-2010 can be found in the French section.
A Nyankunde: Nyankunde activities
Description 2003 2004 2005 2006
1. Outpatient Consultations 0 10338 10478 15506
2. Hospitalisation 0 423 2010 8620
3.Surgeries 0 201 285
4.Deliveries 0 219 477 550
5.Antenatal clinic 0 3099
6.Laboratory tests 0 2855
7 X Rays 0 0 0 0
8. Ultrasounds 0 0 0 0
Nyankunde is the reference hospital for the health zone of Nyankunde with 57,000 inhabitants, which before 2002 was a model zone for the country. Under the leadership of Dr Mike Upio a grandson of Ezekeli the first elder of the church at Nyankunde, the zone is on its way to becoming a model again.
NºService 2003 2004 2005 2006
1. Outpatient Consultations1513 6237 9345 10430
2. Hospitalisation 1241 1270 1278 1824
3. Surgeries 129 223 289 405
4. Deliveries 112 340 492 593
5. Antenatal clinic 678 1449 4628
6. Laboratory tests 5398 16823 21996 26631
7.X Rays 0 0 0 212
8. Ultrasounds 76 534 824 1265
The hospital services at Bunia are housed in a rented
hotel that provides very poor facilities.
We laid the foundation stone of an operating room on our own land in
Bunia (Yambi) 1st March 2007. Dr
Lonema, the previous Director in Bunia is at present studying in
NºDepartment 2003 2004 2005 2006
1.Out patients 12144 6156 6804 8124
2. Hospitalisations 4080 4176 3708 3732
3. Operations 2208 2064 2688 2880
4. Deliveries 876 960 876 708
5. Prénatal consultations 5664 5028 3956
6. Laboratory examinations 34092 28848 31620
7. X Rays 0 0 0 492
8. Ultrasound 648 732 780 1128
We are grateful to Samaritans Purse for a visit from Mr Jim Moore to repair equipment and train one of our workers in repair techniques.
Diploma level nurses:
At present we have 76 students at
Graduate level nurses:
For the academic year 2005/06 the ISTM had 238 students. We took no new intake in Oicha in October 2006 so there are now 2nd and 3rd year classes in Oicha and 1st to 3rd in Bunia. L’ISTM is directed by Prof Ahuka assisted by M. Undehoso the academic secretary and M.Mutro Nigo the administrative secretary.
For the year 2005-2006 we used 44 teachers, most of whom are part time with the Institute.
The Institute was able to construct 2 classrooms and 2
small offices on our own land in the centre of Bunia thanks to
Eleven staff members are being formed at a higher level to assure a continuity of teaching. The Institute has a number of different projects to re-establish our vpresence in Bunia and ensure ongoing excellence of education.
We have 7 people
helping with the production of simple medicines. A complete list of what is produced can be
found in the French section. The value of medicines produced was 32732.36$
for the year, that is 2736$ per month.
The majority of medicines used in 2006 were bought locally for Bunia
We are grateful to God for the re-establishment of CME after the events of 2002. We are grateful for the return of peace and the new governmental organization after recent elections.
We do wish to thank all our parteners who have helped prayerfully financially and materially during 2006.
Finally we thank our staff who have persited faithfully and courageously in their calling to service at CME.
History: Amnesty International reports:
On the morning of 5 September 2002
Ngiti militia and APC soldiers attacked the town of Nyankunde, around 45
kilometres from Bunia, in Andisoma collectivité), Irumu territory. The
attack on Nyankunde may have been in reprisal for an attack by UPC forces on