The Emergency Medical Fund enables Clinique Papillon in the DR Congo to deliver lifesaving surgery, medicine, and other emergency procedures to patients who are unable to pay for it themselves.
The Problem

Clinique Papillon is located in the heart of Lubumbashi, a city in DR Congo that struggles with extreme poverty. When emergency situations arise, patients don’t have money to pay hospital fees, which means many conditions go untreated. Out of desperation, some turn to non-licensed practitioners who use unapproved medicines and unsanitary procedures that lead to infection, complications, and even death.


The clinic is known for its service to pregnant women and new mothers, but they also serve the sick from all backgrounds and religions without prejudice. This Emergency Medical Fund is a mission of mercy that’s simple, yet extremely powerful. When you contribute to this fund, Clinique Papillon uses it to deliver medical services that would otherwise be unavailable to the poorest families in Lubumbashi.

“We recently had a case where family members of a pregnant woman left her at a church to be prayed for because they couldn’t pay the hospital’s $800 fee to perform a c-section. We agreed to bring her to Clinique Papillon, but it was too late, and she died on the way! That is what happens to these patients – they die.”

Gilson Kyungu, Clinic Administrator

  • Expensive surgeries, such as c-section ($350), hernia ($250), breast lump removal ($150), exploratory laparotomy ($500), cervical cancer and fistula treatment ($400)
  • Follow-up medical care and hospital stays
  • Blood pressure treatment for the elderly (a common but very treatable cause of death)
  • Free medicine for pregnant women
  • Free immunization for children to prevent fatal diseases such as measles

When Clinique Papillon delivers these types of services without being paid, there’s a big ripple effect, because revenues need to be diverted from maintenance, payroll, and the purchase of drugs. The constant financial pressure is demoralizing for the doctors, nurses, and employees, who all have a heart to serve the sick.

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Thanks to some generous donors who pay all our overhead in Canada, 100% of your gift will be sent to Clinique Papillon.

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