KIND OF INTERVENTION
The Fomulac Hospital in Katana is an important medical complex for a large area of the South Kivu province, one of the 11 DRC’s provinces, with Bukavu as provincial capital. The South Kivu ’s surface covers 65.000 km2 and its population accounts for 2.800.000 inhabitants.
South Kivu province – City of Katana – Fomulac Hospital
Quality improvement of health care supplied to population already afflicted by conflicts and several adversities, through improvement of the medical competences.
· Organization of a laboratory and of an information infrastructure (IT) which may improve the communication of clinical information within the hospital and the human resources’ competences, through contact with the international scientific community.
Hospital of Katana
MLFM (Movimento Lotta Fame Mondo) NGO
AISPO and METID Centre (Metodi e Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica – Politecnico di Milano)
In progress (01/05/2009 – 31/12/2012)
189.700 Euros ST MICROELECTRONIC FOUNDATION
· Creation of an information system with internet access and satellite infrastructure:
· The local staff received a training about how the net works and should be maintained.
· The medical staff received training thanks to satellite tele-conference sessions.
Since its beginning in 2010, the project has led to the computerization of several hospital services which makes the clinical activity much easier and to the creation of an information laboratory where the local staff is able to manage the information equipment and the telemedicine and distance-learning connections by himself. Therefore, several synchronous and asynchronous telemedicine and distance-learning connections between the local medical staff and the doctors of San Raffaele Hospital of Milan were fulfilled. These sessions regarded nephrology and cardiology topics.
The third and last project year, which is ending by 2012, schedules further technical assistance in loco with training aim.