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April 26, 2017

Since November 2016, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has vaccinated over 675,000 children against measles, and cared for more than 14,000 patients, throughout five provinces in Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC.

June 03, 2016

Following an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola this past December and the subsequent confirmation of dozens of cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are providing support in both countries to help contain the spread of the disease.

September 02, 2015

In June, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raised the alarm about the measles epidemic that has been raging in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since March. The situation has now deteriorated further and sufficient resources are lacking.

July 30, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) completed a cholera vaccination campaign this week in Tanzania’s overflowing Nyarugusu camp, where people fleeing unrest in Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo have taken shelter.

May 08, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun medical activities in Bikenge, an isolated mining town in Maniema Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

January 05, 2015

During two weeks in December, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) carried out a measles vaccination campaign in Minova, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that reached 90,887 young people. This was 20 percent more than the expected immunization target. Ana de la Osada, the medical focal point for the campaign, tells the story of MSF’s fight in Minova against measles, which is known locally as “suluby.”

 

By Ana de la Osada

November 17, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that started in August in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is now under control, as no new cases have been detected since the last confirmed infection was diagnosed on October 4 in the town of Boende.

October 01, 2014

The Ebola outbreak that was declared in August in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has not yet been contained.

September 09, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened two treatment centres in response to the Ebola epidemic raging in the Boende health zone of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

July 15, 2014

Women, men and children are being abducted for months at a time by armed militias and made to work as sex slaves and forced labourers in the gold and diamond mining region of the Okapi forest, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in a terror campaign that shows no signs of stopping.

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