Our major goal is to ensure the sustainability of the hospital as an institution providing high quality health care to people regardless of their economic conditions and to train a cadre of health care professionals who will extend the vision and the reach of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation into the future. To that end:
1. We continue to train our staff and have put an emphasis on training bio-medical staff to keep the equipment in good working condition.
2. We have developed alliances and partnerships to start new programs and get the resources necessary to cover the cost of the treatment of the patients. Some creative solutions have included providing seed money for a health cooperative, partnering with a micro-finance organization and working with large local employers to put in place agreements for prepaid health care.
3. Our dynamic Board of Directors is currently working on the planning of a capital campaign to raise funds for an Endowment Fund. The success of this Fund will free us partially from the daily struggle of balancing our resources with the overwhelming needs of the people that we serve in the Congo. We continuously seek advice and resources from donors and other individuals who understand these issues and who share our common vision.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor to give the gift of health.