Support for the development of the Provincial Hospital of North Kivu (HPNK+)


The support project for the Provincial Hospital of Goma began in 2017 through the Support Project for the Development of the North Kivu Health System (PADISS) funded by the EU. The idea is to bring the Provincial Hospital up to standard, including a quality technical platform and a varied offer, not available in general referral hospitals. An effort has been made to improve the governance of the hospital. In addition, flat-rate pricing and the development of third-party payment have made services accessible to the population. These interventions had the effect of increasing the bed occupancy rate from 30% to 100%.

Among the latest actions carried out, we can highlight the installation of a computerized patient medical file that centralizes data processing information and the medical ambulance, which arrived in August 2021. This will be operational in October, after emergency physicians have been trained in its use.


The HPNK+ project

In the aftermath of the excesses during the first half of 2021 (COVID 19, volcanic eruption, and state of siege in the province of North Kivu), which contributed to an awareness of the importance of a secondary stable, high quality, reference hospital, the rehabilitation project of the Provincial Hospital of North Kivu (HPNK+) was launched in June 2021. This new 48-month project, funded by the EU, is a continuation of the PADISS project to strengthen the healthcare offer of the provincial hospital both in terms of architecture and equipment. Indeed, the current emergency, maternity, pediatric, and surgical services are far too small and do not have enough beds for a Provincial Hospital covering a population of more than 8 million inhabitants.


Build and equip new services in order to have structures of excellence – emergencies, a mother-child center, and a new operating room – while continuing to provide care to the sick during major renovation work.


  • Carry out preliminary technical studies, in particular geo-seismic studies, in order to guarantee the stability of the hospital in the event of a volcanic eruption, earthquake, and technical studies with regard to electricity and water.
  • Build and equip new pavilions for emergencies, then the mother-child center, and finally, the technical platform for the operating room, sterilization, and laboratory.


The first-line health service relies on the Provincial Hospital for the functional referral of patients.

Front-line health personnel benefit from clinical support from HPNK medical specialists.

Financial Partners

The project is financed by the European Union (EU).

The European Union and the Belgium Cooperation contribute through the PADISS project led by the ULB-Cooperation.

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8 million euros