Christian Medical Institute of Kasai
(Institut Médical Chrétien du Kasai)
The Institut Médical Chrétien du Kasai (IMCK), or Christian Medical Institute of Kasai, was founded in 1954 as a nursing school at the rural Presbyterian mission station of Lubondai in the then Belgian Congo. More than 60 years later it has come a long way. It has moved to the village of Tshikaji ten miles south of the city of Kananga, added a laboratory technician school, college-level nursing program, a 160-bed reference hospital, programs for nutrition, public health, research and medical internships, outpatient clinics (in nearby Kananga as well as in village areas), a dental program, and specialized services in surgery, ophthalmology, maternity and pediatrics. There is much more to learn about the rich history of IMCK!
The following facilities are in Tshikaji:
- Good Shepherd Hospital
- Medical Technical Schools (ITM and ISTM)
- Study Center for Advanced Research
- Hydroelectric Installation (Lubi River)
- PAX Medical Clinic
- Dental Clinic
- Ophthalmology Clinic
IMCK Mission Statement
IMCK is a medical training institution that provides Christian witness by means of quality care and education and that builds trust relationships with other medical institutions, patients, staff, donors, and the community.
A Story of IMCK
This video which provides a glimpse of life at IMCK and the dedicated employees and students who are making such a difference to the quality of life in this central region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Note: this video was produced in 1987 but provides a good review of the functions at IMCK).