RAPPORT – En RDC, seulement 52% de la population accès à un point d’eau amélioré et 29% à des installations sanitaires améliorées. Le Programme National École et Village Assainis vise à améliorer les conditions d’accès à l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène.
REPORT – Health, nutrition, water, education, emergencies, … Everything you need to know about the children and UNICEF DRC in 2017.
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.
EBOLA – The past weeks have been particularly stressful and demanding for all of us in the UNICEF DRC team. To contain the disease, we knew we had to be quick and efficient.
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.
EBOLA – Liyenga became the son of the one in the ETC. The day-to-day life of the little boy, a student in his first year of primary school, was tipped on its head. Liyenga’s friends, classmates and even teachers distanced themselves from him. Everyone thought he was also infected.
EBOLA – Since the start of the outbreak, UNICEF and partners have reached more than 300,000 people with lifesaving information about how to avoid contracting the deadly virus.
EBOLA – One on the key objectives of community communication is to successfully mobilize the population for vaccination. We go to the households to inform people about the vaccination that stops the transmission of the disease. We speak about the advantage of the vaccination and guide eligible people to the vaccination sites.
One of the particularities of this outbreak is that it includes a major city, Mbandaka that has more than one million inhabitants. More than ever, we need to act quickly and efficiently to avoid the Ebola-disease to spread. We are fighting against time.
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.