Democratic Republic of the Congo

During the early morning of 4th December, several armed men broke into Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) compound in Mweso, in Masisi territory, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. They subjected the staff to violence and threats of kidnapping, before robbing the compound of money and...
One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths are so far being investigated. On Saturday 13 May, in coordination with the...
An outbreak of yellow fever has been ravaging Angola since December 2015, raising fears that the disease will spread to other African countries or Asia. The limited stocks of vaccines constitute a particular challenge. Michel Van Herp, an epidemiologist with MSF, gave us an update on the situation...
In the DRC, MSF is vaccinating the entire population of the city of Matadi, while treatment and yellow fever vector control activities (destruction of the mosquitos) are under way in Kinshasa and in Kongo Central province. In Angola, Médecins Sans Frontières ( MSF) is supporting the Ministry of...
As Liberia today celebrates 42 days without any new Ebola infections - effectively marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the global health community to draw on lessons learnt in order to be better prepared for future similar outbreaks. MSF is...
Caroline Voûte, MSF's coordinator of the response to the measles epidemic in Katanga updates on the current situation of the epidemic in this mining region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). If the disease appears to be declining in the territory, cases persist in other provinces and the...
In June, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised the alarm about the measles epidemic that has been raging in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since March. The situation has now deteriorated further and sufficient resources are lacking. With more than 20,...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the region of Shabunda located in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have provided medical care for 127 women who had been raped in the town of Kikamba after an attack by dozens of armed militia members. MSF offered medical assistance to the...
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