Humanitarian Health Action

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Improving access to health services for those affected by the crisis in Burundi

Dr Mwanza Nangunia Nash of the Ministry of Health of South Kivu Province with Dr Berthe Nkuku, WHO Provincial Chief, in South Kivu during the ceremony marking the delivery of medicines and health supplies.
WHO/Eugene Kabambi

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.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Better together

A health worker measures weight gain in a pregnant woman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (WHO/C Black)
WHO/C. Black

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%).

Latest news