NUTRITION – Two weeks ago, Sifa was rushed to the Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, North Kivu province. The 12-year-old girl was suffering from severe acute malnutrition with complications.
Thanks to appropriate care, Josephine, 38 and seropositive, has brought her two seronegative children to the world who are in good health today.
TESTIMONIAL – Celine, 21, was a victim of a rape in the city of Goma. Since then, her life is a real nightmare. Thanks to a multisectoral support, she overcame her fears and now believes in a better future!
TESTIMONY – Every 19th November, the world celebrates world toilet day. Why talk about toilets? In certain cities, there is still a serious problem of hygienic public toilets. And this could ruin our life in case of an urgent need!
EDUCATION – In a very basic classroom equipped only with a blackboard and some twenty wooden desks, school teachers and school principals are keen to learn a new approach on how to teach reading/writing, mathematics and everyday life skills.
TESTIMONY – Baby Yedidia is six and a half months old yet it is only from today that he will have, for the first time, any food other than mother’s milk.
TESTIMONY – I breastfed my baby exclusively for the first six months and I’m very happy about it. I wasn’t always supported in this process. I had to rely on myself to succeed.
NEWS – A truck can improve children’s health! UNICEF has just made a 16 ton truck available so that vulnerable populations in the remote health regions of North Kivu can have better access to medication and other medical supplies.
Child labour in the DRC remains a pressing issue. Five youths from Goma (east of DR Congo), denounce the exploitations and abuses they suffered.
Testing of couples is necessary to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child. In Goma, John and Nene decided to get tested for their baby’s health.