A new Hospital "Mirko Mori" for Kinshasa

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Beneficiary: people of the outskirts of Kinshasa.

Area: Kinshasa, Congo.

Term: from september 2015 until the end of the works.

Funding source: fundraising

State of the project: in progress.


@uxilia Toscana Onlus, with its president Danilo Prestia and its members, promotes a project for the realization of a small hospital in the outskirts of Kinshasa, capital of Congo, in the memory of Mirko Mori.

This Hospital will offer basic medical assistance to underprivileged people of the area and i twill be a place for young mothers where to deliver in suitable hygienic conditions.

The project is going on quickly. It will be realized with the support of Blanca Lewo, the Congolese engineer who designed the hospital, Jean Pierre, the parson od Fiesole diocese who donated the land where the hospital is being built, and Viviana De Angelis and Massimo Mori, Mirko’s parents.

At the beginning of December the foundation was completed, then the base was built in order to start with the elevation. When this will also be done, the first part of the hospital will be completed, including operating room, maternity room, infirmary, toilets and reception. During the first days of January 2016, the external walls were erected with the columns and the reinforced concrete architrave.














Situation in the country



Capital city: Kinshasa

Area: 2.345.410 km²

Population: 77.000.000

Ethnies: mostly Bantu, divided in about 300 tribes, among which: Teke, Twa, Hutu, Ngbandi, Mongo, Luba.

Religion: 86 % Christians (catholics, protestants and others); 10,7% animists, 3,3% muslims or others.

Infant mortality rate: 77 per thousand

Life expectancy: 55,3 years old (54 males; 56,6 females)

Literacy: 66,8 %

Population below poverty line: 71 %



The Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa, is a former Belgian colony (1908 – 1960). It was called Zaire unti 1997. Its capital city is Kinshasa.

There are many different ethnies living in this country and four bantu languages are acknowledge in addition to French, which is the official language.

After two civil wars, started in 1996 and lasted until 2003, and the Kivu conflict (2004 – 2008), today Congo is still in an unstable situation. In the western area of the country there are no more protests, riots nor conflicts, but in the eastern regions (North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri) there still are armed gangs and non-govermental militias of former soldiers and tribal groups, making raids and plundering the villages, often slaughtering civilians.

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Army is currently fighting the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, this new conflict has led to serius violations of the international humanitarian law.

Directly involved in the Rwandan genocide (1994), Congo hosted some of the biggest refugees camps in Africa.

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