World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

We respond to emergencies and assist people fleeing violence and armed conflict. In 2019 and 2020, we responded to the country's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, in Ituri and North Kivu provinces.

We run some of our largest programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2019, we worked in 21 of out of the country's 26 provinces and responded to one of the biggest outbreaks of measles in decades. We also worked with people displaced by conflict, and those with health problems such as HIV/AIDS.

People have little access to healthcare, and disease outbreaks are frequent due to poor surveillance and infrastructure. Violence has led to crises in the Kivus, Tanganyika and Kasai regions, and has forced millions to flee. Three of our staff, abducted in North Kivu in 2013, are still missing.

We are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in DRC.

Our main areas of activity in DRC

In 2019
 
Measles epidemic in (ex-) Katanga Province
Democratic Republic of Congo

Even during a widespread measles epidemic, we can save kids’ lives

Interview 14 Feb 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Potential new Ebola drugs being trialled in MSF treatment centres

Statement 12 Feb 2019
 
South Kivu reportage: Numbi & Lulingu
Photo Story

South Kivu: Marathon journeys to access basic medical care

8 Feb 2019
Photo Story
 
Djugu displaced people, DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ten thousand people living in desperate conditions in northeastern DRC

Project Update 7 Feb 2019
 
Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ebola patient care increases amid growing tensions in North Kivu

Project Update 18 Jan 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Butembo
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ebola in DRC: This has touched my heart forever

msf.org 14 Jan 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Bunia
DRC Ebola outbreaks

Ebola spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas in North Kivu

Project Update 3 Dec 2018
 
Health center of Miandja
Democratic Republic of Congo

Mortality among malnourished children on the rise in Masisi

Project Update 29 Nov 2018
 
Sleeping Sickness

Fexinidazole: A doctor's dream

dndi.org 19 Nov 2018
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13 June 2018