Clinique Papillon is a women’s medical clinic that specializes in childbirth services and rape recovery support.
In the DR Congo, women are particularly vulnerable, and face gender imbalances in the areas of economic, social, cultural, and political development. The situation is worsened by the prevalence and intensity of gender-based violence. For many Congolese women, every day is a fight for survival.
Clinique Papillon was established in 2013 and serves hundreds of vulnerable Congolese women every year. The clinic specializes in childbirth services and the care of women during pregnancy, delivery, and recovery. For women recovering from the trauma of rape, the clinic offers healing and hope.
Solange, a mother of two, was pregnant when she was diagnosed HIV positive. The staff at Clinique Papillon were quick to encourage her to take HIV medication during her pregnancy to help her and protect her unborn child.
“I was surprised how well I felt after taking the medication. It made me hungry and I was so happy that Clinique Papillon provided extra food for me. I continued coming for prenatal care and counselling. My baby was born healthy and I have energy to look after my home and family.”
How Your Gift Helps!
Your support enables the staff at Clinique Papillon to continue offering excellent healthcare to the women and children of Lubumbashi. The clinic also offers free HIV testing and counselling. Because of the stigma and fear attached to HIV/AIDS, the clinic hopes to add a private consulting room for their HIV patients. Your gift will also contribute to the ongoing need for medical and surgical supplies, delivery equipment, and a well-stocked pharmacy. Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead, 100% of your gift will be sent to Clinique Papillon!
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001