Delivery and postnatal care in the Republic of Chad
One of the poorest countries in the world
The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in central Africa. It is divided into a desert zone in the north, an arid sahelian belt in the centre and a more fertile savannah zone in the south. N’Djamena is the capital and the largest city. Chad is home to over 200 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Arabic and French are the official languages.
On the list of the Human Development Index, Chad places 184 out of 187, showing that it is one of the poorest countries in the world. The population of Chad is more than 12 Million people, over 80% of them rely on subsistence farming and raising livestock for a livelihood. Since 2003 crude oil has been the country’s primary source of export earnings, superseding the traditional cotton industry.
The under five mortality rate per 1.000 live births is 150. The maternal mortality ratio is 1100 per 100.000 live births, one of the highest in the world.
DIFAEM-Projects in the Chad
Improving health of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth
Our roject partner, the Hospital in Koyom, belongs to the Church of the Assemblées Chrétiennes au Tchad (ACT). In addition to the Hospital, ACT operates 32 health centres spread over a...
Medicines for refugees in Chad
Millions of people are fleeing the terrorist militia Boko Haram. More than two million refugees from Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger and Chad are currently living in the region of Lake Chad in western Chad. However, the people in the region are already...
Solidarity in the event of illness
An initiative takes effect
The project aimed at establishing a health insurance ("Mutuelle") in Goré Nord was initiated by Dr. Djékadoum Ndilta, chief physician of the Protestant Hospital in Koyom in southern Chad. In a feasibility study, 397 family...