In April 2012, Bridge Foundation airlifted necessary medical supplies to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to assist survivors of the recent devastating explosion that destroyed a large part of the capital and caused further damage almost six miles across the river in the neighboring capital city of Kinshasa.
The explosion, caused by an electrical fire, blew up the largest arms depot in Congo, killing more than 200 and leaving more than 2000 injured. A large portion of the capital city was leveled.
The emergency supplies provided by Bridge Foundation were designed to treat victims of such a disaster. Supplies included bandages; casting material, burn cream, IV solutions, antibiotics and anesthetics.
Bridge Foundation continues to work closely with local healthcare providers to meet the needs of the country's overburdened healthcare system. Supplies are distributed to nearly 40 hospitals and clinics in nine different provinces in Congo from Point Noire in the South, up to Brazzaville and then further to the remote regions of Likoula and Impfondo in northern Congo.