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Written by Dr Trina Helderman, Senior Health & Nutrition Advisor for Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team
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In mid-2014, following a three-and-a-half-year stint working with Medair in South Sudan, I was at home for a few months to rest. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was escalating and I remember thinking ‘I really need to get some sleep and recover quickly because I should be responding to this outbreak.’
The ‘pieces of the puzzle’ metaphor is well-used, but applies easily to the Ebola response in Eastern DR Congo. So many diverse pieces are needed in order to make the response a success, bringing the outbreak to a swift conclusion.
One of those pieces is effective screening and isolation of suspected cases.
Health facilities can either be instrumental in responding effectively to the outbreak, or they can become hotspots that facilitate the spread of the disease.
Genève, CH / Beni, RDC | 6 août 2018 - En réponse à la récente épidémie d'Ebola dans le territoire de Beni, Medair travaille en étroite collaboration avec les partenaires de santé sur le terrain pour apporter une réponse rapide et complémentaire à l'épidémie.
Geneva, CH / Beni, DRC | 6 August 2018 - In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in Beni Territory, Medair is working closely with health partners on the ground to provide a complementary and rapid response to the outbreak.
*Lieu : Localité Kirumbu en Chefferie de Bashali Mokoto, Territoire de Masisi – Nord Kivu *
Dates de l’intervention : Du 13 janvier 2018 au 16 mai 2018
Secteurs : → AME → Education
I. Contexte spécifique de la zone La localité de Kirumbu est située en chefferie Bashali Mokoto, territoire de Masisi. Cette localité a reçu des milliers de déplacés au cours du dernier trimestre de l’année 2017. Ces personnes déplacées fuyaient les affrontements entre rebelles Mai Mai dans les localités Mpati, Bweru, Kivuye, Muhanga, Kahira,etc.
Date de l’évaluation : 03 au 09/07/2018
Date du rapport : 11/07/2018
Goma, 14 août 2017 - Mercy Corps, dans le cadre du consortium RRMP avec DRC et Medair, et grâce à l’appui financier de l’UNICEF et de ses bailleurs de fonds (dont les Fonds humanitaire de la RDC, le Gouvernement Suédois, USAID, UKaid, l’Union Européenne, le Japon et le Canada), répond aux besoins essentiels et urgents de plus de 12 500 personnes vulnérables déplacées internes et leurs familles d’accueil affectées par les conflits dans le groupement Bashali-Mokoto, en territoire de Masisi.
DEPLACEMENTS DE POPULATIONS AVEC UN RETOUR INCERTAIN
In the rainforests of Beni Territory, families face life-threatening challenges—conflict, forced displacement, and outbreaks of disease. Medair supports 12 health facilities in the region; without them, tens of thousands of people would have no viable way to receive medical care.
Bisika Sadiki never believed this day would come. He had lived his whole life in the isolated village of Limangi, home to 6,000 people, tucked deep in the jungle of North Kivu, DR Congo.
If anyone wanted to get anywhere in Limangi, they needed to hike down a steep and muddy jungle path for 90 minutes to reach the nearest town of Kibua. Yet that’s the only way they could buy food or be treated at hospital. “It has always been a problem for us to get our sick patients to hospital,” said Bisika. “We carry them down on our backs.”
Nzia Mowavinga will never forget the day the rebels came to her village.
“I was in the village when the attack happened. It was market day, and my whole family was there,” Nzia, 28, remembers. “I didn’t see the rebels, but I heard shooting. As soon as I heard the shooting, I grabbed my two children and ran.”
She was nine months pregnant at the time.
Alphonsine has lived in Lubiriha, North Kivu, for her entire life. She has seen the town grow and change over the years, but one thing has always stayed the same. Alphonsine has never had access to water that is safe to drink.
“We have always had water here, but it isn’t safe water,” she says. “I have six children, and one of them is always sick. My youngest has had malaria and diarrhoea, and she is malnourished.”
Lausanne, Switzerland. April 19, 2016
After almost a year of road rehabilitation work carried out by emergency relief and recovery organisation Medair, the remote village of Limangi, in conflict-affected North Kivu province, will be accessible by road for the first time ever on April 20, 2016. Until now Limangi has only been accessible by a jungle path. It takes an hour and a half of walking from the nearest town to reach the village.
When Eka heard that Medair wanted to build bridges to make her village easier to reach, she didn’t believe it. “We thought it was a joke!” said the mother of three. “Then we saw that you were serious and came to sign up to work.”
Four years ago, a Medair team flew into the forested Ango region of northeastern D.R. Congo and found thousands of families displaced after vicious attacks by armed militia. Many families lived in Ango town, where local residents suffered because of a lack of access to health care, safe water, and food. People had received virtually no humanitarian aid, not because their needs weren’t urgent, but because they were so hard to reach.
It is with great sadness that relief organisation Medair has learned of the death of Jean Louis Mboliuloko, a community member contracted to work as a stock keeper for Medair. Jean Louis, aged 36, was killed while off duty on 12 August 2014 when presumed members from the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked his village on the road between Api and Bili. His three children were kidnapped by the group and their whereabouts are now unknown.
The tragic death of Jean Louis was not linked in any way to his activities with Medair.
In the D.R. Congo, the northeastern districts of Haut Uélé and Bas Uélé are highly underdeveloped and suffer chronic poverty. Ongoing conflict and insecurity in the region means that large groups of people are frequently forced to flee their homes.
Although organised violence has decreased somewhat in recent years, it remains a threat and people continue to live in fear. Many people are starting to resettle, but remain ready to flee at a moment’s notice should violence erupt again.
Frequent attacks in D.R. Congo’s North Kivu province have displaced more than 1.1 million people and made it a dangerous place for civilians and humanitarian agencies alike. After carefully assessing the risks, Medair is providing support to 39 health clinics in the region so that displaced families can access the medical care they need during this traumatic ordeal.
Objectif de la mission :
Evaluer la situation sécuritaire sur l’axe Bunia – Bukiringi
Apporter les médicaments essentiels au Centre de Santé de Bukiringi
Evaluer la situation sanitaire au Centre de santé de Bukiringi
Rencontrer le médecin chef de zone de Gety
Déroulement de la mission :
Parti de Bunia le mercredi 14 mars, à 7h20 dans un convoi de 3 land cruisers, nous sommes arrivée à Aveba à 9h10. Après 15 minutes de briefing sécuritaire à la base de la MONUSCO Aveba, nous avons pris la direction de Bukiringi sans rencontrer un moindre problème.
On International Women’s Day, read about Medair’s efforts to support and uplift traumatised women in D.R. Congo.
“It happened on a Wednesday morning while I was on my way to the farm,” says 23-year-old Marie , her voice trembling. “I had a strange feeling that I was being followed. Soon after, a man appeared in front of me with a big knife the size of my arm.”
Medair trains local health practitioners in obstetric and maternal care to reduce the risk of complications during childbirth.
Marie Ndubo has been delivering babies for more than 40 years. The 68-year-old widow, now an assistant midwife, began her career as a “traditional birth attendant” when she was barely 20, shadowing her mother, also a birth attendant.