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 – 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 pregnancyHealth Photo story 21 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.
Thanks to appropriate care, Josephine, 38 and seropositive, has brought her two seronegative children to the world who are in good health today.
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!
NEWS – The Governor of Ituri Province, Abadalah Penembaka, officially launched, this Tuesday November 3rd 2017 at Bunia, a multisector UNICEF project aimed to strengthen the resilience of communities affected by armed conflicts in the Nyankunde and Komanda health zones in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
YOUNG REPORTER – Goma, one of the most beautiful cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is situated at the edge of Lake Kivu. Nevertheless, the lack of water remains a problem for this city where the cholera epidemic is a reality.
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.
PHOTO REPORT – Over 3000 people are already infected with cholera in Goma and its surrounds. The provincial government, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, is trying to break the cycle of this disease.