Bratislava, 11 June 2018 - MAGNA is reaching out to well-known Slovak celebrities and offering them a change, and a radical one at that - the opportunity to change their entire lifestyle by travelling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helping to save lives. They would exchange their careers and stable employment for volunteer work at a local hospital, caring for the ill.

MAGNA has successfully approached personalities in Slovakia with such an offer before. Celebrities such as Sajfa, Dominika Cibulková, Evelyn, Juraj Kemka, Václav Mika, Pavol Lančarič and even President Andrej Kiska have taken up the offer of a radical change to their lives, helping children and saving lives in Africa. Could you do this? They couldn’t. Not everyone can save lines on the frontlines.  But €3 a month to lets you save a life.

Posted on Facebook by PRESIDENT ANDREJ KISKA

Battles have been raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than 20 years. Last year, however, the humanitarian situation deteriorated significantly due to the conflict in Kasai and more than 13 million people urgently need humanitarian aid, making the region Africa’s biggest humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people have not enough food to eat and 2 million children are seriously malnourished. MAGNA medical teams are operating in various Congolese provinces such as Kasai, Équateur and Kinshasa, providing healthcare to hundreds of people. MAGNA operates mobile health clinics, equips and runs hospitals, and in remote communities assists mothers in childbirth. Victims of violence are provided healthcare and psychosocial help, while hungry children receive a diet high in nutrition. MAGNA has been active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since 2009.


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Dominika Cibulková
Juraj Kemka
Pavol Lančarič
Václav Mika


MAGNA is a Slovakia-based humanitarian organization founded in 2001 that is helping people around the world where aid is most needed. We provide healthcare to people affected by conflicts, epidemics and disasters, with medical teams at MAGNA hospitals treating more than 100,000 patients a year.