The Elderly

The Elderly
Every saturday, in Bunia, citizens over 60 years you can get a medical examination by a nurse. The medical check includes checking blood pressure, health consulation and information about hygine.
In co oporation with the organization partner Centre Medical Evangelique Nyakunde (CME), which runs and administrates 7 health clinics in east congo. Elderly in need of emergency treatment are sponsored with free treatment. As of today the capasity for treating emergencies free of charge are limited to two. But GAD and CME are working to expaned the number. Because the need is there:

  • Insufficient power supply
  • inconsistent food supply and malnutrition
  • health problems
  • contaminated water
  • lack of nets against mosquitos carring malaria
  • lack of latrine and hygiene facilities
  • little or no access to clothes
  • poorly constructed houses