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DR Congo

Despite a wealth of raw materials, decades of exploitation, corruption and years of violent conflict have made the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into one of the poorest countries in the world.

The remote provinces in the east of the county face enormous challenges in terms of infrastructure. The population also suffers from widespread malnutrition, low life expectancy, and a high rate of child mortality.

Medical provision across swathes of the country is either lacking, or unavailable due to the limited financial resources of the population. The humanitarian situation worsened in 2017, when conflict expanded across several localities in the Kasai region, driving up displacement and food insecurity. An estimated 12.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2019.

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How Malteser International is helping in DR Congo

Malteser International has been working in the eastern provinces of the DRC since 1996, and since then, it has successfully carried out a variety of projects in the areas of water and sanitation (WASH), health, and food security.

Our work is currently focused in the provinces of Ituri and Haut Uélé, where Malteser International has proven itself a reliable and competent partner for local hospitals and health facilities. In close cooperation with the Congolese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), Malteser International is working to improve hygiene and infection prevention and control measures in response to the Ebola outbreak.Malteser International teams are also carrying out health promotion activities and reinforcing community engagement to sensitize members of the community about Ebola and ways to protect themselves against the disease.

With the advantage of many years of experience, the healthcare system will now be qualitatively improved and functionally restructured at all levels to allow the population access to a high quality of basic health care.

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A future for malnourished children in the DR Congo

About 400,000 children in the DR Congo are facing life-threatening acute malnourishment. Malteser International is helping to restore children to health through its support for the local hospital in Adi, north east of the country. Thanks to specialized treatment using therapeutic milk, children like Dorcas and Viola are given a chance to survive.

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Ebola in the DR Congo – A major cause of fear

A deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worsening an ongoing humanitarian crisis in a conflict-hit area of North Kivu. So far nearly 80 cases have been reported, and 44 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus. Jules Tanganika, our Ebola expert in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, talks to us about the recent outbreak in early August and how it is affecting people’s way of life

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Project information

Malteser International project locations:
12 health zones of Ituri and Haut Uélé provinces.

Program Office:
Ariwara (Ituri Province)

 

 

Iovanna Lesniewski

+49-(0)221-96441-214

Email: iovanna.lesniewski(at)malteser-international.org

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