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“Thanks to this pill, I am alive”, Rose Bomboso says, while taking her ARV medication. Rose lives in an isolated village up north in DR Congo. She is one of many thousands of HIV/AIDS and TB patients in DRC that receive treatment thanks to Cordaid, our local partners, the DRC Ministry of Health and generous support of the Global Fund. Follow the Pill shows you what it takes to get the medication where it is needed most.
One week after the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province was declared over, a new outbreak of the deadly virus hit DR Congo. This time it emerged in the country’s conflict-ridden north-east. In North Kivu Province, Cordaid started a joint healthcare and humanitarian aid operation to address medical and sanitary needs and help contain the outbreak.
The Cliniques Juridiques, legal clinics set up by Cordaid in collaboration with local partners, are not only established for legal advice, as the name suggests. These clinics are a valuable hub for people to come together, share their stories and learn from each other.
Bigger clinics, like the one in Ciraunga (South Kivu), have a library, an internet café and enough space for weekly communal workshops or meetings. About 50 men and women fit into the common room, where certain topics such as the issue of heritage, are dealt with and people are made aware of their legal rights.
Clarisse Mawaki (56) was close to death when she couldn’t afford AIDS medication any longer, back in 1999. Today she and her team of volunteers – all of them HIV positive – provide free ARVs to hundreds of patients in Kinshasa’s poorest quarters, with support from Cordaid and the Global Fund. Together they fight stigma and ignorance, and unclog overstretched health structures in the process. “This is not work, this is about our life.”
Until 2021, Cordaid will play a major implementing role in improving the educational system in 12 of the 26 provinces of DR Congo. As Technical Assistance Agency we will assist the DRC Education Ministry in applying a Performance-Based Financing (PBF) approach. “1350 primary schools and half a million young girls and boys will benefit from this”, says Cordaid PBF expert Paula Mommers.
In Mobaye, on the southern border with DR Congo, Cordaid staff coordinates and implements the results based financing support of 3 hospitals and 57 health centers of Basse Kotto préfecture. The project, financed by the World Bank, is the main source of support for many health facilities, as the state is too weak to deliver. But what if war forces 80% of the people to flee, including health staff?
On World Aids Day, we pay tribute to the people who are working on the frontline of the HIV response. People like Dr Pascal Milenge. He and his teams are providing antiretroviral drugs to health centers in Eastern DR Congo. “In the rainy season it’s a nightmare to reach the remote villages.”
It’s true, great progress has been made in the fight against AIDS in the past 15 years:
15 feb 2016 by Sebastiaan van der Hoek |
That volcanic soil offers an excellent nurturing ground for beans, cassava and onions, I learned from my education at Wageningen University. Intrigued, I look at women who work the land while driving through Rwanda and approaching the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The news about refugees at the borders of Europe dominates the news. Cordaid's efforts to provide aid to refugees and displaced people span from Greece and Serbia to Northern Iraq, South Sudan and other conflict-affected regions. There are more refugees and internally displaced people than ever before. Nearly 60 million people have had to risk their lives and flee their homes from natural and man-made disasters. As part of the global Caritas network, Cordaid provides aid to the world’s most vulnerable people.
Burundi’s heavily contested presidential elections are held on July 21st, after having been postponed several times. Violence surrounding the elections has caused many Burundians to flee to neighboring East-Congo. The influx of refugees now threatens to destabilize volatile relationships between ethnic groups and attract involvement of the Burundian army in the DRC. Cordaid partner ADEPAE lobbies for international political pressure to uphold peace in the region.
Days before a landmark vote on European conflict minerals regulation, rights groups call on politicians to vote for binding legislation requiring European companies to ensure their mineral purchases do not fund conflict or human rights abuses overseas.
Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament
Groups say agreement is not enough and outline concrete steps that need to be taken
Reiterate call for UN, US and EU to appoint Special Envoys and greater regional involvement
Goma/Kinshasa/ Rome/ Washington DC, 24 February 2013 – A group of prominent Congolese and international NGOs today called on countries in the Great Lakes region, along with their international partners, to ensure that the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework Agreement signed in Addis Ababa is given the political backing necessary to bring an end to war in the eastern Congo.
Les groupes considèrent que l'accord n'est pas suffisant et proposent des mesures concrètes à prendre
Ils réitèrent leur demande à l'ONU, aux États-Unis et à l'UE de nommer des Envoyés spéciaux et d'accroître l'implication régionale
Kinshasa, DR Congo | 28 Oct 2011
Contested election could lead to widespread violence, warns a coalition of 41 NGOs
In June 2009, NGOs working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) produced a situation update on the European Union's response to urgent protection and assistance needs in the Eastern provinces of the country.