11-25 | 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 alliances between armed groups, ongoing military operations, instability, insecurity, banditry, and violence. Attacks against civilians and aid organisations are rising, making both the population and humanitarian aid workers increasingly vulnerable.
11-22 | 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 patients.
9-1 | 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.
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7-26 | “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 capital of Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a partition dividing it in two. Eliezer WETCHI and his father are in the second ‘ward’, for recovering or less severely-ill patients.