Seven out of ten children do not go to school, or have abandoned it because their parents cannot afford to pay the fees. In Mbandaka, a town in the Equateur Province, the community is mobilizing to make sure that every child goes to school.
TESTIMONY – “My father will always prioritize boys for school expenditure. I believe that our parents are to be told that we, as human beings, girls and boys, are equal and deserve the same treatment in life.”
VACCINATION – Since March 2017, around 10 poliovirus cases have been recorded in the DRC, eight of which have come from the Haut-Lomami Province. Everyone needs to work together in order to eradicate poliovirus not only from the province but from the whole country.
VACCINATION – For several years now, the Province of Tanganyika has been faced with a polio epidemic. In spite of the fact that the disease of polio can be prevented, many people are against the vaccination.
VACCINATION – During a monitoring visit to the projects set up in Kiwala village in Haut-Katanga province, I took part in a meeting of the listeners’ club. Discover the story of Marie, who regrets not having had her children vaccinated sooner.
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.
TESTIMONIAL – I had the opportunity to go on a field trip to the health zone of Kasenga in the Province of Upper Katanga to talk with members of a Community Animation Cell. I was drawn to the testimony of Chantal, a very dynamic woman involved in improving the health of children in her community.
SANITATION – In Kasaï-Oriental Province, the Central 4 and Bakua Bowa villages serve as examples. In these two villages, the community participation has been the key to the success of the sustainable achievements of the National Healthy School and Village Program.
EMERGENCIES – Children are the first victims of the inter-ethnic conflicts in the Provinces of Tanganyika. Freddy still does not know what happened to his parents and his little brother.
TESTIMONY – It is in tears that Françoise had detailed the circumstances in which she left Katibili to join Katanika 2 without her husband and three children.