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Image: A field tent set up as a Cholera Treatment Centre. Patients, mostly children, lie on beds while receiving treatmeny. IV bags hang from the ceiling providing fluids to patients. An MSF staff member is present.
September 26, 2017

Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 9 September, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated 17,000 people after setting up around 30 units and treatment centres. The outbreak has already spread across 20 provinces, a situation never seen before in the country, and has not yet been brought under control. MSF is urging for increased prevention and awareness-raising activities, as well as the need for more organisations to get involved in the response to tackle the epidemic.

May 12, 2017

One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths are so far being investigated.

September 02, 2014

After the return to safety of one of its colleagues who was abducted over one year ago in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is asking for help to find the remaining members of its team who are still missing.

August 26, 2014

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has launched a response to the confirmed Ebola viral hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The medical organization, present in DRC for more than 30 years, is sending doctors, nurses, logistics experts and hygiene specialists to the epicentre of this outbreak.

March 03, 2014
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the grip of an emergency. For two decades, persistent conflict in its eastern provinces, instability in other regions and a dysfunctional health system have led to recurrent humanitarian crises and disease outbreaks.