What we are doing
Since our programme opened in 1997 we have been working in close collaboration with the country’s Ministry of Health to strengthen health systems and bolster their capacity to address acute malnutrition and prevent the long-term impact of the condition on communities.
We responded to ten nutritional crises in 2017, with emergency actions in different provinces of the DRC. Our activities in North and South Kivu helped combat the cholera epidemic. In North Kivu, we assisted displaced populations with emergency distributions, improved hygiene and sanitation, and provided support for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. In Kasai, we mobilised all our expertise to respond to a sudden multisectoral crisis. We distributed food and essential household items, and implemented nutrition, primary health and mental health actions and care practices.
Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo include:
- Improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities
- Screening and treating children suffering from malnutrition
- Distributing emergency hygeine kits
- Distributing emergency food supplies
- Psychosocial support groups
- Training health care workers