IPASC : Institut Panafricain de Santé Communautaire et Medecine Tropicale.
The ”Institut Panafricain de Santé Communautaire et Medecine Tropicale“ (IPASC) was created in 1992 in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo with the goal of improving the health and well-being of people of all cultures and faiths through a community determined approach. IPASC is a Christian organisation and is recognized and registered as a non governmental organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
VISION: A Healthy Community with its full participation. IPASC aims at being a centre of expertise and reference in Community Health for the improvement of health in Africa through a holistic approach.
MISSION: To work with communities for the improvement in their health and well-being. In order to achieve this mission.
To reach the aim of improving health and well being, IPASC trains community health workers to diploma. There are also short courses for traditional (village) midwives, and refresher courses for health personnel.
THE VALUE OF IPASC: Within the parameter of the Mission of IPASC, activities maintain equity, justice and research of the common good following the example of Jesus Christ. (Luke 4:18-19; cf. Micah 6:8). Through equity, IPASC aims at participating in the reduction of disparity in health and access to health care. Through justice, it advocates and works for those who are marginalised. Through research of the common good, it aims to contribute to the attainment of a state of optimal health and well-being within groups and communities.