World Malaria Day 2018 in DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

We respond to emergencies and assist people fleeing violence and armed conflict. In 2018, we responded to two Ebola outbreaks, in Equateur and North Kivu provinces respectively.

We run some of our largest programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), working in 20 of 26 provinces and responding to diseases outbreaks, conflict and displacement, and health problems such as HIV/AIDs.

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

Our main areas of activity in DRC

MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo

Yellow fever: Everyone needs to remain vigilant and responsive to avoid an explosion

Crisis Update 31 May 2016
MSF Yellow Fever Vaccination in DRC

MSF teams help curb yellow fever

Project Update 31 May 2016
DRC: MSF respond to a massive malaria outreak in Pawa and Boma-Mangbetu
Photo Story

An unusual and deadly malaria outbreak in the north east of the Democratic Republic of Congo

18 May 2016
Photo Story
DRC Mweso North Kivu July 2011
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF to resume medical humanitarian assistance in the Mweso health zone after 4 months absence

Press Release 15 Apr 2016
CAR - Slideshow: Multi-antigenes Vaccination campaign - 04

High vaccine prices hamper immunisation efforts in Africa, but are missing from agenda of key vaccination conference

Press Release 24 Feb 2016
Democratic Republic of Congo

Katanga Measles Crisis Update - December 2015

Crisis Update 29 Dec 2015
Access to medicines

Stockouts: Testimonies from patients and medical staff

Voices from the Field 30 Nov 2015
Measles in Katanga
Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: Measles in Katanga - "We’re facing a genuine epidemic emergency."

Voices from the Field 10 Jun 2015
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF assists more than a hundred women who claimed being sexually abused

Press Release 14 May 2015
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13 June 2018