Bangui Paediatric Centre

Central African Republic - Bangui

165,436

Patients treated in the outpatient clinic

12,053

Admitted patients

39,823

Antenatal care consultations

In Bangui, EMERGENCY staff visit up to 100 children and 20 pregnant women a day.

According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) data, the Central African Republic ranks second lowest on the Human Development Index, with a life expectancy at birth of just 50 years. The under 5 mortality rate is 129 deaths per 1,000 live-born children. The main causes of death are easily treatable diseases, such as malaria, which are often aggravated by malnutrition. These are responsible for 60% of hospital admissions at the Centre.

The Bangui Paediatric Centre, open 24 hours a day, offers basic and emergency care for children up to 14 years of age and carries out hygienic health education for families. At the Centre, we also take care of the theoretical and practical training of national staff.

Antenatal care programme

The Paediatric Centre offers an antenatal care service: a local obstetric, present five days a week, visits pregnant women, follows their pregnancy, and is available for consultation on family planning methods.

Training local operators

In addition to training activities for our staff, in October 2014 we started a collaboration with a local association that manages small health centres for training local emergency management operators, especially paediatricians.

The reopening of the local blood bank

At the request of the World Health Organization, we collaborated on the reopening of the Bangui Blood Bank in 2015, which had suffered great difficulties due to the conflict. Two EMERGENCY lab techinicians have trained local staff on the use of new machines and have reorganized blood collection and distribution campaigns: blood is now available in all hospitals, with greater guarantees of its quality and safety.

For more information

Project Sheet: EMERGENCY Paediatric Centre in Bangui, Central African Republic

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EMERGENCY’s Paediatric Centre activities in Bangui explained to children.

This project is co-funded by the European Union – EU Delegation to the Central African Republic

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