Institute of Medical Technology (ITM)
The Institut Technique Médical (Institute of Medical Technology) includes both a high school-level nursing school and a laboratory technician school. In 2020, a total of 130 students are currently enrolled: 100 in the nursing program and 30 in the laboratory technician program. This cadre of dedicated students will play a key role in the future of health care in DR Congo.
According to a report by the Congolese government, ITM is one of the best medical educational facilities in the country and the best in the three Kasai provinces. Fees charged for non-boarding students are approximately $500 per year – a heavy burden in this, the world’s second poorest country where an average annual income is only $800.
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Higher Institute of Medical Technology (ISTM)
The Institut Supérieur des Techniques Médicales (ISTM) (Higher Institute of Medical Technology) is a university-level nursing school opened in 2010 with two specialties offered: health care management and midwifery. Laboratory sciences and pediatric nursing specialties were added later.
The buildings for the school were constructed on IMCK land with a grant from a USAID program, obtained through the our mission partner, the Medical Benevolence Foundation.
In 2020, a total of 280 students are currently enrolled: 172 in Pediatric Nursing, 59 in Midwifery, 36 in Laboratory Sciences, and 13 in health care management.
ISTM has regular needs for furniture, computers, books and funds to hire its own instructors. If you think you could help, please contact us for current needs and ways to support this critical educational facility.
Center for Advanced Studies
As part of it’s commitment to continuing education, IMCK provides regular advanced studies programs which take place at the Centre d’Etudes (Study Center) on the Tshikaji campus. A recent program focused on trauma sensitivity training done for children who went through the horror of seeing family members killed and raped during recent violence. The Center provides up-to-date medical education for professionals in DR Congo and neighboring countries.