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One of the team at the COVID-19 center in Bunia
14/09/2020

DRC: MSF involved in the pandemic response in Ituri

Since March 2020, and the first COVID-19 notified case in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Médecins Sans Frontières has been supporting the medical response, particularly in Nizi, Angumu and Drodro.

04/09/2020

DRC: Responding to the new Ebola outbreak in Équateur province

Following the declaration of this eleventh Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF deployed teams to health zones in Équateur province to curb the spread of the disease, support community surveillance and provide rapid treatment to patients living in hard-to-reach areas.

Medical staff dress with PPE to enter the treatment unit
15/06/2020

Democratic Republic of Congo: Addressing the double burden of COVID-19 in Kinshasa

In just three months, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) passed the threshold of 4,500 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While 11 of the country's provinces are affected, its capital, Kinshasa, accounts for 90 per cent of cases.

Embedded thumbnail for Solar Panels Help Save Lives in DRC
11/03/2020

Solar Panels Help Save Lives in DRC

It’s been quite an adventure to bring advanced solar technology to power two hospitals in remote parts of South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. But it’s well worth it.
Awareness-raising and information activities on Ebola in DRC (© Alexis Huguet)
10/03/2020

Ebola: Reflections after the fire

In the wake of an armed attack on an Ebola treatment centre in Democratic Republic of Congo, aid workers were pushed to radically rethink their approach to the disease. Trish Newport, emergency coordinator for MSF shares her reflections from the response.

Solar panel system at the General Hospital of Kigulube in South Kivu [Photo: Pablo Garrigos/MSF]
19/02/2020

DRC's South Kivu: The sun that saves lives

In remote areas in places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where patients often have to walk for hours through the bush to get to a hospital, many health centres struggle with a very basic issue: a lack of access to electricity. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have been coping with this logistical challenge for decades, usually by using diesel generators. But in the DRC´s South Kivu province, MSF teams have taken advantage of technological advances to find a cheaper, more effective and more sustainable solution.

The queue before distribution at the Tse Lowi displacement site. [Photo: MSF/Solen Mourlon]
10/02/2020

Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo: Hundreds of thousands uprooted by conflict in desperate need of assistance

Over one million people have been displaced by violence in Ituri since December 2017. About 200.000 are currently living in dire conditions on displaced people sites, in makeshift shelters, lacking food, clean water and access to health care.

Ebola/DRC [Samuel Sieber/MSF]
30/12/2019

Ebola/DRC : MSF stops activities in Biakato due to the presence of armed forces in medical structures

MSF took the difficult decision to stop medical activities in Biakato, in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Most of the world's countries have reported cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 and MSF teams in over 70 countries are now racing to respond to the pandemic.  

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