Théophile Bansimba, UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, answers our questions about the importance of breastfeeding and the current situation in DRC
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.
BLOG – Since the famous Tuesday 8 May 2018, in the refuge of certain buildings in the city, a race against the clock was taking its course: it was necessary to implement a response plan to contain the epidemic as rapidly as possible.
YOUNG REPORTER – The large number of displaced people caused by the violence which disrupted the peace in the Province of Ituri is leading to a serious hygiene problem. Children and women are living in precarious conditions that make it difficult to practice good hygiene.
BLOG – Community health is the responsibility of everyone. Espérance, a young mother, supports sanitary welfare of the mother and child in her village.
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!
BLOG – Alphonsine’s story is only one amongst hundreds of tales of children whose childhood has been stolen and abused by armed groups in eastern DRC, but who has, with the support of UNICEF, been able to move on.
NUTRITION – In Bunyakiri, the community was benefitting for more than a decade from emergency interventions, leading to a kind of dependence.
UNICEF and its partners organise operations for cash transfers to 70,000 displaced persons in South Kivu for their essential needs.
BLOG – My phone rings. It’s 10:30 pm. When I see it’s UNICEF Representative ai in the DRC, I know there’s a disaster. Indeed: there’s Ebola in Likati.