Elie Kasindi Kabululu, RN is a dedicated nurse, medical technician and surgeon assistant at the hospital CME NYANKUNDE BENI in Democratic Republic of Congo, a developing nation overcoming the challenges civil war, disease and abject poverty.

Elie Kasindi Kabululu, RN is a dedicated nurse, medical technician and surgeon assistant at the hospital CME NYANKUNDE BENI in Democratic Republic of Congo, a developing nation overcoming the challenges civil war, disease and abject poverty.

As a coordinator of the NGO Equipe Medicale des Voluntaires he find resources for medical equipment and other hospital resources  to support  the local health community. He also assists with very complex surgical procedures, including for patients with complex trauma and advanced cancers.

In addition, since 2001 Elie has educated the hospital nurses and nursing students in the principles of infection control. He has created teaching videos for his staff on the principles of hand hygiene and other essential infection control principles.

Elie is a passionate advocate for improving the health and well being of the Congolese population, he has demonstrated his advocacy by coordinating the participation of his hospital in One Million Catheter Study (OMC study). He used the study as an opportunity to build local staff and skill knowledge in best practices of infection control, particularly the removal of redundant intravenous catheters potential source of healthcare associated infections.

His efforts have been showcased in poster presentation at the 3rd and 4th International conferences on Prevention and Infection Control in Geneva, June 2015 and June 2017.  He also coordinated a Hand Sanitizing Relay at his hospital in 2015 in support of the WHO's Clean Care is Safer Care Program. Elie is an alumni of the SHEA International Ambassador Program.