Jericho Road Community Health Center has opened its second international medical clinic – this time in Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the West Side-based health center that provides care to resettled refugees and low income people in Buffalo announced Thursday.
The clinic, which opened last week, includes two consultation rooms, a surgical procedure room, a delivery room, a pharmacy, a lab, a health education center and maternity, pediatric, and adult wards. It is located on the grounds of New Hope Center which was founded by missionaries Bruce and Anita Paden, according to a statement.
The center supports traumatized children, teens, and families and provides training for grief facilitators.
Jericho Road also started the Adama Martha Memorial Community Health Center in Sierra Leone.
The cost for operating the two international clinics is about $500,000, with funding coming from global grants, fundraising, private donors/supporters, and corporate groups.