We believe that our community-focused and women-led model is poised to achieve universal healthcare in the DRC and beyond.
With the expertise of trained CHWs and safe spaces provided by health clinics and referral hospitals, Amani's ecosystem of holistic, community-focused healthcare ensures comprehensive coverage, particularly in maternal and child care.
If healthcare is the heart of development, then our people are the heart of Amani. CHWs, in particular, are trained community members who are most qualified to deliver care — they understand the culture, speak the language, and live in the context of their neighbors.
When a CHW visits a household, their objective is two-fold:
1 deliver care right at the doorstep of patients who can receive home treatment;
2 determine if patients need advanced treatment in health clinics or hospitals
Amani partners with existing government-funded health clinics for patients that require care beyond home treatments. We refurbish clinics with medical supplies and equipment to expand their services with family planning, malaria prevention, and other treatments.
Community health clinics are typically staffed by nurses who refer more complex cases to the Idjwi Island Hospital.
Amani’s referral hospital provides comprehensive medical care to patients in need of emergency care or in-facility services, as referred by health clinics or CHWs.
The Idjwi Island Hospital specializes in the following services:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
All medical services are free to patients with a special focus on children under five years of age, pregnant women, and indigenous communities.