projects

D. R. CONGO: Solar system & solar pump for Diabetic Centre

Alberto Eisman

Location

Kinshasa (R. D. Congo)

Alberto Eisman

Beneficiaries

ca. 2.000 diabetic patients

Alberto Eisman

Local Counterpart

Maison de solidarité des diabétiques au Congo (MSDC)

Alberto Eisman

Intervention

Well excavation (90 m.), installation of a solar water pump and two water containers of 2.500 litres each

Alberto Eisman

Sector

Health, Water

Alberto Eisman

Funding Partners

Central Catholic Office for Development (Berlin), German-speaking community of Belgium

SDGs

Alberto Eisman

Alberto Eisman

Alberto Eisman

Alberto Eisman

MSDC (Maison de solidarité de Diabetique au Congo) is a local NGO for diabetics in and around Kinshasa. It offers care services, insulin kits, patient monitoring, nutritional education and finally a sports complex for its patients. MSDC is aimed in particular at people in poor neighborhoods of Kinshasa who cannot afford to benefit from these services.

 

For the center's activities a solar power plant and an additional solar pump for 6 m³/h have been realized with the support of BEGECA.

The facility has clean water to provide patients with drinking water and for personal hygiene, especially after sporting activities for therapy

Patients and nursing staff are sensitised to the careful use of clean water, which is essential for the treatment of diabetes.

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