Amani Tom, our partner from the Rotary Club of Bukavu Mwangaza in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sent an update from the Nyantende Hospital in South Kivu.
Badly needed medical supplies and personal protection equipment were delivered to the hospital thanks to funds provided by our club and others in Group 8.  Supplies included Thermo flashes, medical masks, Latex gloves, sterile gloves, hydro alcoholic disinfectants,  anti-malaria, oral & injectable medicines, and trash cans for hygiene inside the hospital. 
In addition, our donation helped buy MAXI WATA equipment which will allow the hospital to get chlorinated water on a daily basis.  This equipment has the capacity to produce 60 litres of concentrated chlorine in four hours, which is the equivalent of 240,000 litres of drinking water (4 litres of drinking water per person and per day for 60,000 people).  And Nyantende will no longer have issues with a lack of chlorinated water or liquid to disinfect surfaces inside the hospital and at all the health centers they operate across the health zone. This Equipment will be operated by the Bukavu Teacher’s Training College through its Department of Chemistry and will provide hands-on learning for students in the Chemistry Department. 
The Nyantende Hospital and the Rotary Club of Bukavu Mwangaza extend their thanks to Harlan Green for leading this effort and to all participatng clubs:
  • The Rotary Club of Montecito
  • Pismo Beach Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club of Fillmore
  • Santa Ynez Rotary Club
  • Westlake Village Rotary Club
  • Ventura Rotary Club
  • Santa Barbara Rotary Club
In addition to the hospital update, Amani sent holiday greeting from the Mumosho community and especially the children of the new peace school.