HEALTH – Most mother and newborn deaths can be prevented. All women need to do is attend prenatal sessions regularly, as it is at these sessions that women receive follow-up and advice on childbirth.
POLIO – It was on seeing Nelly approaching the car that I understood that behind her big smile, her made up eyes and her fashionable clothes, hid a great sorrow; she was using her arms to move towards us.
ACTU – In April 2017, DRC registered a new polio case in penegorie village in the Kunda Health Zone, Maniema province. Deo, a motorbike repairer has engaged in the fight against the disease as a social mobiliser for the interest of children.
EMERGENCIES – Forced to flee her village when she was eight months pregnant, Jeanne gave birth on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, under the crackling of bullets. Jeanne and her baby are now in a camp near Kalemie.
TESTIMONY – In the Province of Tanganyika, clashes have resulted in the displacement of 717.000 persons. Among them was 18-year old Pascaline, who could not have imagined the circumstances in which she would give birth to her first child.
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 pregnancy21 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.
KASAI – People were not able to crop their fields last year. Without assistance, thousands of children in the Kasaï region will die of the consequences of malnutrition.