Vickers One Medical Clinic
Idjwi Island, located on Lake Kivu just a 1-2 hour boat-ride from Goma, DRCongo, is the site of the Vickers One Medical Clinic. The average life expectancy of residents on Idjwi Island is a staggering 25 years of age. Malnutrition, infant mortality and childbirth are major causes of death that can be avoided through preventive health care and education.
The Vickers One Medical Clinic is projected to open March 2019. The Clinic will have a full-time nurse that lives on site. Once a week, a doctor will visit the Island for more challenging cases. Referrals to Goma will be provided as needed.