With confirmation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, health officials have focused on border screening as a method to identify travelers who could pose a danger to local communities.
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Girls in many parts of Africa face extraordinary obstacles to get an education. However, Senior Gender Coordinator for USAID, Susan Markham, explains the almost immeasurable value that such an opportunity can provide.
Eastern DRC is said to be the “rape capital of the world.” But how do gender issues relate to hunger? If the DRC can alter its behavior towards women, these women can stay in their communities, increase production on their land, earn incomes, and put food on their families’ tables.
Walking into the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo (DRC), one is immediately struck by a sense of purposefulness. The hospital, led by the legendary Dr. Denis Mukwege, has treated nearly 20,000 survivors of sexual violence since 1999.
This week, the Congolese Government’s National Steering Committee for Health is meeting to officially launch the National A Promised Renewed (APR)’s acceleration framework to reduce infant and maternal mortality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Following the Minister of Health’s participation in the Child Survival Call to Action in Washington June 2012 and […]