EMERGENCIES – Agnes is receiving humanitarian assistance for the first time. Looking almost relaxed, she believes she can start over under a covered shelter, even though food remains an issue for her.
YOUNG REPORTER – Shukuru, 13, who has lost both parents, fled the violence threatening his village, located some twenty kilometres from the city of Bunia. The young lad is very worried.
KEY FIGURES – The “Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017” reveals that 7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality. Our expert takes stock of the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
BLOG – Community health is the responsibility of everyone. Espérance, a young mother, supports sanitary welfare of the mother and child in her village.
Encouraging the women to attend their first prenatal consultation during their first trimester of pregnancyHealth Photo story 21 February 2018
PHOTO STORY – The Rubare health centre has been encouraging couples to attend prenatal consultations together. This is important for improving joint monitoring and care for the development of the pregnancy.
PRESS RELEASE – Each year, 96,000 children die before reaching the age of one month in the Democratic Republic of Congo. UNICEF is launching a global campaign to save newborns.
TESTIMONY – In December 2015, Lisa two girlfriends were abducted by a group of militiamen. They walked for about 6 hours in the bush and had to learn how to use guns and kill people.
PRESS RELEASE – Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province since December, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda.
TESTIMONY – Forced to take up arms at the age of 16, the young Fadhili has succeeded in becoming a nurse, swopping his weapon of war for a stethoscope and a syringe. For his community, Fadhili is a role model!
TESTIMONY – Rachel was only 11 years old. She had been abducted by an armed group while returning from the field with her parents and a young militiaman took her as wife.