The Chiulo Catholic Hospital in Angola – Doctors with Africa CUAMM
The Missionary Catholic Hospital of Chiulo, situated in the Ombadja Municipality in Angola is the referral health facility for approximately 306.550 persons. The hospital is owned by the Dioceses of Ombadja and is administered by the congregation of Sisters “Daughters of Africa”. As of today, 87% of the Municipality population live in rural area without power, water and public transport. Maternal and child mortality are extraordinarily high. Especially within a vulnerable population of young pregnant women and children under 5 years old. They are living in remote and hard to reach areas.
The hospital has a capacity of 234 beds. It consists of paediatrics, gynaecology, vaccination, surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, emergency room and physiology departments. In 2018, the hospital received 33’021 outpatient visits, 7325 antenatal care visits. The hospital took care of 1200 deliveries of which 49 were done by caesarean sections, provided 15128 vaccinations and took care of 4451 patients admitted for care of which 303 were malnourished children.
A maternity waiting home of the Chiulo Hospital “Casa de Espera” hosts women coming from more than 10 km distance from the Hospital (70%). About 40% of women stay in the house from 4 to 6 weeks.
The entire services’ costs incurred by the hospital have to be covered by the hospital itself. With the patient fees and the help of the Diocese through its partners as Doctors with Africa CUAMM. It receives also some help from the Government that provides drugs and some health staff. However, in view of the growing health needs of the Municipality population, the hospital is constantly in need of funding.
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