Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Alice ECHUMBE has shared her experience in Democratic Republic of Congo as the supervisor of Jamaa Letu Centre in Baraka South Kivu. In South Kivu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a hospital in the town of Baraka, along with three...
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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is alarmed by the situation of HIV/AIDS patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the lack of priority given by the Congolese authorities and the withdrawal of donors, all occurring as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis prepares to...
Decades of conflict and a lack of government investment have made it hard for people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to access basic healthcare. Epidemics have spread unchecked and treatment of deadly diseases has been neglected. Eastern DRC context is still volatile, marked by shifting...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns an attack on the team it has working in Masisi, North Kivu province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical aid organisation has suspended a portion of its operations in the Masisi area and is concerned about the fate of its...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and its partners to decide immediately to launch follow-up vaccination campaigns in Equateur and Orientale provinces so that the campaigns can begin in early September. The DRC has been affected by a...
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“I had no choice. My youngest son Eliezer was going out like a candle.” In a roughly constructed building with walls, floor and roof made from lengths of plastic sheeting, a worried father sits by his son’s side on a low bed. The main ward of MSF’s Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in Mbandaka, the...
Interview Katrien Coppens, MSF Operations Manager of the Democratic Republic of Congo As medical teams in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo respond to yet another incident of mass rape in the region, Operations Manager Katrien COPPENS explains how ordinary people in the...
MSF opening emergency treatment centres along Congo river On June 24 2011 the Congolese authorities officially declared three new provinces affected by the cholera epidemic. So far the disease has affected 2,787 people and caused 153 deaths in a series of locations up and down the Congo river. The...
“I met people whose villages had been burnt to the ground by one military group or another; they had run into the bush and were living with trees over the top of them and no mosquito nets. The malaria – I’d never seen anything like it.” Tom de Kok from Pinga, Democratic Republic of Congo Tom de Kok...
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