In 1988, Memisa Belgium was born at the request of Memisa Netherlands (today Cordaid). The two organizations are closely related but operate in a completely independent manner from the beginning. In the last 100 years, thousands of Belgians have gone to Congo. Sisters, missionaries, doctors and nurses have built - sometimes literally - the edifice of the health care system. They have developed the network of dispensaries and hospitals, which is still the basis of the medical infrastructure in the Congo.
The situation has changed dramatically. Congolese doctors, nurses and midwives take up the torch. They do a remarkable job, despite the conditions they face: old infrastructure, defective medical equipment, serious drug shortage, very low wages.
Since 1988, Memisa has acquired a lot of knowledge and expertise. His approach is now greatly appreciated, even outside DR Congo, by local authorities and partners.