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A major renovation is underway at the PAX clinic in downtown Kananga.  (click here to see it)

With a $90,000 gift from Myers Park PC in Charlotte, N.C., $6,000 from Catonsville PC in Baltimore, and $33,000 collected through donations to Friends of IMCK, space is being renovated to create a modern health center especially for women.  This includes: Operating Room

    • Modern delivery facilities and equipment,    
    • A complete, modern operating room.    (this is the goal!)-->
    • OB/GYN exam and consultation rooms,
    • Recovery and nurse's observation rooms,
    • Beds and private rooms for patients,
    • All necessary physician and nursing staff.

Using the $129,000 provided so far, the main patient ward room has been completed and is now in use.  All of the other areas have been rough-in and are ready for finish work and painting.  The slide show below pictures some of the progress to date.

But a final $40,000 is needed to complete construction and purchase the needed equipment and furniture.  Click here to see the budget and list of items needed for this final phase.

HOWEVER, more than that, ongoing funds are needed for operating a modern facility that local people in one of the world's poorest countries cannot pay for in the fees charged.  Therefore, a permanent endowment fund has been established and 25% of all donations made to complete the women's center will go into this endowment fund to help keep it running -- INDEFINITELY!  With this added need, the total goal for this fundraising campaign is $53,000.Counting Money

Here is the GOOD NEWS:  An angel has pledged a challenge grant of up to $7,000 as a match of $1-for-every$2 donated by January 1, 2019. So please consider making a generous donation before the end of 2018 to qualify for the match and increase the value of your donation by half again!Arrow

.ALSO, Friends of IMCK will send a beautiful 2019 wall calendar with pictures of PAX and IMCK to any donor who gives $1,000 or more by Christmas of 2018.Clapping Hands

ALSO, If you wish to designate a gift specifically to cover one of the needed items on the list you can see by clicking here, and/or if you want to designate an honoree (for example, as a Christmas "present" of one of those needed items), send a note with the details along with your check or fill in the boxes labeled "Additional Designation Notes" if you donate on line (see below), and Friends of IMCK will send a PAX-themed card to your honoree (or to you for forwarding, if so indicated), with an appropriate message about your gift.

Donate ButtonTax deductable gifts for the women's healthcenter and the endowment can be made by clicking here.  On the next page, be sure to select "PAX Women's Center" in the box labeled "Project Designation".  If you prefer to send a check, make it out to "FIMCK/MBF" and write "PAX Women's Center" on the memo line.  Mail it to MBF/Friends of IMCK, PO Box 96877, Washington, DC 20090.

  • PAX Floor Plan PAX Floor Plan Showing various areas of work
  • Main patient Ward -- Occupied Main patient Ward -- Occupied
  • Main Patient Ward -- Occupied Main Patient Ward -- Occupied
  • Roughed-in Operating Room Roughed-in Operating Room Waiting for final finish work and painting
  • Roughed in Nurses Station Area Roughed in Nurses Station Area Nurses station to right and private patient room to left
  • Roughed-in Exam/Consultation rooms Roughed-in Exam/Consultation rooms

Ophthalmology Clinic, eye exam

Ophthalmology Clinic
Offering a full range of optometry and ophthalmologic services.

Obstretrics Clinic, Prenatal care

OB/GYN Clinic
Prenatal, maternity and post-natal care as well as a full range of gynecologic services.


Working in concert with government health programs to improve health in the DRCongo.

Meeting the health care needs of the population through out-patient care and in-patient care when needed.


Click Here for an Older Video Showing the Progress

(Be sure to click on the small "cc" at lower right of the video screen to see the subtitles upating the informaiton)

Click below to see and/or print a Brochure on it

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