New blood culture surveillance sites started in DR Congo: two hospitals in Vanga and Kikwit!
October 5, 2023
In August 2023, Immaculée Kahindo and Edmonde Bonebe from Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) travelled to Vanga and Kikwit with laboratory equipment and consumables as part of the DGD (Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid) funded multi-year programme between INRB and ITM. In Hôpital Evangélique C.B.CO-Vanga and in Centre Hospitalier Témoins de la Charité de Kikoti Kikwit, they installed the bacteriology laboratories together with the hospital staff. Staff was trained for blood culture sampling and laboratory work-up.
Junior Mudji, alumnus of the ITM short course “Hospital-based Interventions to Contain Antibiotic Resistance in Low-resource Settings (AIM)”, is a clinician in Hôpital Evangélique C.B.CO-Vanga. He is looking forward to turning the course theory into practice.
Stock of clinical bacteriology laboratory consumables in Vanga
Antibiotic susceptibility results of the first sampled patient in Vanga