The Panzi Hospital is owned and managed by Communauté des Eglises de Pentecôte en Afrique Centrale (CEPAC). One of the largest Pentecostal Church organizations in DRC, CEPAC was founded by the Swedish Pentecostal Mission in 1921. The church has more than 800,000 members in 724 congregations throughout DRC, but is mainly concentrated in the eastern parts of the country. The church is a major actor within the civil society in DRC and is operating more than 1,000 schools, about 160 health centres and three hospitals, including Panzi Hospital.
CEPAC is one of the most experienced local actors in South Kivu, and has implemented a wide range of humanitarian and development projects throughout the province. It has worked in partnership with faith based organizations such as PMU (the Swedish Pentecostal Mission’s Relief and Development Agency), international NGOs and in direct partnership with UN agencies.