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

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
Elysee in Kabinda Hospital
Democratic Republic of Congo

Three HIV patient stories

Voices from the Field 13 May 2015
Bikenge Health Centre
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF begins medical activities in Bikenge, Maniema Province

Voices from the Field 5 May 2015
Rutshuru Hospital, DR Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Malaria epidemic in “a pediatric unit crammed with beds”

Voices from the Field 25 Apr 2015
Human African Trypanosomiasis in DRC
Photo Story

Sleeping sickness in Orientale province

6 Feb 2015
Photo Story
Dr Susanne Mortazavi, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 2014
Women's health

The perils of childbirth in Democratic Republic of Congo

Voices from the Field 20 Nov 2014
Up Next
13 June 2018