The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Improving access to health services for those affected by the crisis in Burundi
21 September 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners continue to provide support to the Provincial Government of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help meet the health needs of Burundian refugees, returning Congolese, and host communities.
As part of this support, and thanks to an allocation of funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), WHO has delivered a batch of medicines and equipment to South Kivu including, among other things, treatment for malaria and pneumonia, and safe delivery kits.
25 June 2015 – Efforts to save lives and reduce suffering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo received a critical boost this week with the launch of a pilot project to strengthen coordination among health partners.
Thanks to a grant of €3 million over three years from the Government of Germany, the World Health Organization is bolstering the existing Health Cluster through the establishment of a dedicated team to coordinate health partners on the ground.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo health situation
27 August 2014 -- Due the humanitarian crisis and exposed food insecurity, more than 2.5 million children under 5 years old are acutely malnourished and 6.7 million people are in urgent need of food and health services. Lack of basic health services and the destruction of infrastructure, especially in the eastern part of the country, remain a concern. The Ministry of Health notified the World Health Organization of an Ebola virus disease outbreak. In the Lokolia, Watrikengo and Boenede Moke areas there has been cumulative 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease and 13 people have died (CRF 31%).