Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

The King’s Kongo Central Partnership (KKCP) was established in 2015 and works with key health care institutions in the following areas:

The main arterial route running through the Kongo Central province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) connects the Atlantic port cities of Boma and Matadi with the capital Kinshasa. Trauma incidents due to road traffic collisions are significant along this route, impacting the population of six million people, and represent a leading cause of death and disability.

Emergency trauma and surgical care is provided by the four main hospitals and small health centres. Current medical facilities are under-resourced and available human resources are inadequate to deal with the number of injuries or provide effective high-quality care for trauma patients. We support our partners to strengthen the Kongo Central health system and improve trauma outcomes by building the capacity of individuals, institutions and systems.


KKCP PTC Training

Our projects

Trauma Research

Trauma Research

Building the evidence base for effective solutions in low-resource settings


Since 2015, the King's Kongo Central Partnership has:

• Trained 280 doctors and nurses in the first response management of trauma patients using the Primary Trauma Care (PTC) course programme.

• Introduced the WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives programme in the 4 main hospitals in the province.

• Developed the trauma and orthopaedic curriculum and supported teaching at the Université Joseph Kasa Vubu for 1,000 medical students, over the past 3 years.

PTC course Matadi KKCP

Our partners

Our partnership with the provincial Ministry of Health works through

  • Government Institutions logo

    Government Institutions

    the Ministère Provincial de la Santé and the Division Provincial de la Santé

  • Health Institutions logo

    Health Institutions

    the four main hospitals in the province, including the Hôpital Provincial de Référence de Kinkanda in Matadi

  • Educational partners logo

    Educational partners

    including the Université Joseph Kasa Vubu.