Liberty Surgical Campaign
Mission in Health Care and Development started a medical campaign entitled the Liberty Surgical Campaign in 2015. They used the word liberty because patients were unable to do anything until a free-of-charge operation provided by MHCD liberated them so they could return to work and live happily with their families again. The campaign pays for qualified surgeons to come and work in MHCD’s Luvungi hospital for a month each year while they perform life-changing operations.
MHCD recruits doctors and specialists in various fields of surgery such as gynaecology, dentistry, ophthalmology and orthopedics from Kinshasa, the capital city of DRC. They also attract professors from Kinshasa University, the biggest University in DRC, to help them in Luvungi. The doctors’ food, accommodation and transport are covered by MHCD. They come with anesthetics and nurses trained to take care of patients in the various fields. Each year, if funds are available, a month is set aside for this campaign.
While there, seminars and practical sessions are held to teach the MHCD doctors and nurses how to deal with difficult cases. The patients also receive medicine and nursing care at the Hospital. Many doctors from other hospitals now come to Luvungi hospital as it is seen as a training facility.
Over 600 operations
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The cost for each patient is approximately $50. This includes consumable materials for theatre, medicine and nursing care.