Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO and partners work to improve health situation
Working in partnership with non-governmental organizations and other aid agencies, WHO is providing safe water, essential medicines and other health services to displaced people living in temporary camps.
Here are some more photos illustrating the work of WHO and its partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Children gather at a water distribution point in Kibati I camp. One child shows signs of skin infection. The health centre near the camp reports many cases of children with scabies, about 20 new cases per day.
WHO Assistant Director-General Dr Eric Laroche (centre) and WHO Representative in the country Dr Matthieu Kamwa (right) meet a woman and her family living in the Mugunga I camp.
Dr Jean Marc Mambidi (left) from the WHO office in Goma discusses the supply of medicines with nurse Jean-Pierre Musavuli from the Mapendo Health Centre. The centre is supported by Caritas and covers a population of more than 20 000. It is now providing health services to 10 000 additional displaced people.
Nurse Beatrice Vanzoa (right) speaks with 32-year-old patient Sendegeya Batengesho at the cholera treatment centre located in the Goma Provincial Hospital.
At a small heath care clinic managed by the International Medical Corps in Kibati II camp, nurse Annie Bilingo interviews mothers waiting with their sick children. Malaria, water-borne diseases and respiratory infections in children under five years are common in the camps.