HandUp Congo collaborates with outstanding organisations, educational institutions, civil society and individuals worldwide seeking to raise awareness of the issues faced by the Congolese people at home and abroad.
African Federation for Emergency Medicine
The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) works to ensure the development of collaborative, comprehensive, and cross-cutting emergency care systems in Africa.
B. Braun Australia
B. Braun Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1982 and provides a tailored portfolio of products to the healthcare industry in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. As a professional organisation and as part of our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen, B. Braun Australia is involved in a number of programs that create hope and opportunities for the next generation including being a proud supporter of the Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, provision of a transport vehicle for The Leukaemia Foundation Australia and sponsorship of sporting activities, financial and hands-on support of local family centres.
The Rotary Club of Berrima District (RCBD) RAWCS Project ‘Medical Aid for Oceania’ aims to establish an efficient and effective programme for distributing medical equipment and goods to needy communities in Australia and overseas. The project arose when Ramsay Health Care (RHC) joined with RCBD to establish a mechanism for the responsible re-use of hospital and medical equipment no longer required by RHC hospitals. Other similar donor groups take part occasionally. To date goods and equipment have been despatched to Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Kiribati, PNG, Sudan, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
BLUGIBBON is an Australian privately owned healthcare consultancy with recruitment at its core. They have provided USB’s with emergency medicine resources to more than 400 doctors and nurses in the Democratic Replublic of Congo (DRC).
Community of the Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC)
The CDCC, in what today is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire was founded in 1889. The church has been affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States since its inception. The church functions with more than 25 ecclesial regions located in the Equator, Bandundu, East Congo, Lower Congo and Kinshasa regions. Its 358 congregations serve 800,000 members. The church has 6 general hospitals, 9 maternity centres and over 40 functioning health centres.
The communities where the congregations are located are confronted with many socio-economic problems. They are all struggling from the effects of a civil war that included the involvement of surrounding countries as well as some international involvement. Health care, education and development programs suffered greatly during the war and during years of systemic corruption before the war. One of the devastating effects of the war has been the rapid increase in the number of HIV/AIDS patients, particularly in the Equator with more than 7 million inhabitants and where the largest numbers of Disciples are located.
The DAK Foundation was founded by Dave and Kerry Rickards and is a small group of diverse individuals, focused on providing maximum humanitarian benefit to people in need in the developing world, in the most effective way possible, always bearing culture and context in mind. DAK Foundation has donated equipment to many more rural hospitals and educational institutions in Congo.
Days for Girls
Days for Girls (DfG) empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. Join our movement to reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Days for Girls is changing the status quo, through menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities. In less than 10 years, we’ve reached one million women and girls in 110+ countries on 6 continents.
HEAL Africa is a Congolese-led organisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, working to eradicate poor health, poverty, and the oppression of women. Based in Goma, HEAL Africa oversees a hospital and community-targeted programs that empower women, cultivate communities and foster health.
ICA Australia was founded in 1967 to further human development in Australia and around the world. ICA Australia is concerned with the human factor in societal change. Central to the work of the ICA is the belief that sustainable development occurs when people are meaningfully engaged to ensure respect and justice for all in matters impacting their lives and the organisations and communities they are a part of. It is also our belief that cultures based on inclusive participation and profound respect help people work creatively and sustainably, minimise conflict and accomplish more together.
Pastor Jean Entonto, whose start-up salary has been covered for two years by ICA Australia, facilitates these initiatives in his role as “Stand Up Lotumbe” Community Animator.
MedEarth is an Australian environmental and humanitarian charity that works with a range of partners to recover usable medical equipment and supplies destined for landfill and redistributes it to less advantaged communities where it is able to save and improve lives.
Pink Umbrella Foundation
Pink Umbrella Foundation’s primary mission is to address social inequities in developing countries through interventions that are substantially life changing and touch as many people as possible.
The Foundation aims to increase the number of people with access to education, health care and a sustainable livelihood while striving to give people dignity, hope and choice thus making the world a fairer place.
Pink Umbrella Foundation have provided latrines for Lotumbe Hospital and $1000 for the Emergency Medicine Education Project.
Rotary Club of Addison
This Texas USA-based Rotary club (District 5810) has underwritten the cost of two Congolese doctors attending the 2018 African Conference on Emergency Medicine in Kigali, Rwanda. Thank you to the Addison Rotary Foundation Board: Lance Pendley (Chair), Fritzie Roop, Tom Riordan, Gary Carby and David Heimer and to club president BK Turner.
Rotary Australia World community Service
Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) assists Rotary Clubs in Australia with the development and management of international community service projects. HandUp Congo has two registered RAWCS projects.
Note: The links above take you to the Rotary project donation pages.
Rotary International is a vital project partner, matching grants and raising awareness about HandUp Congo’s initiatives. In 2017/18 Rotary Randwick provided funds for the Emergency Medicine Education Project and Rotary e-Club of Greater Sydney provided a grant for Lotumbe Community Development.
Australian donors can receive tax deductibility when donating to HandUp Congo projects via the Rotary Australia website.
Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney
Australia’s First E-Club, the Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney was chartered on the 14th of October 2011 in District 9680 with 29 members. It is now part of District 9685, and has more Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS) projects of any club in Australia with projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Fiji, East Timor and elsewhere. Members meet online twice a month.
Université Protestante au Congo (UPC)
“Education that Builds a Nation” – Université Protestante au Congo has been a pioneer in Congolese higher education for more than 50 years. With a current student population of more than 8,000 students and four schools of study – Business, Law, Medicine and Theology – this university has remained independent, survived chaotic political regimes, wars and civil strife.
Education Congo in collaboration with HandUp Congo is facilitating alliances with donors to benefit the Medical School’s family medicine program. North American donors can receive tax deductibility through Education Congo. Learn more
Australian and North American donors
An Emergency Medicine Education Project is underway. Australian and North American donors can receive tax deductibility. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
To enable donations
We partner with Rotary Australia World Community Service to enable tax deductible, online donations for Australians who wish to support Lotumbe (Equateur Province) and with Education Congo to provide tax deductibility for donations to Emergency Medicine Education and scholarships for students attending the Université Protestante au Congo (UPC) .