Emergency health response for vulnerable populations in selected health areas of Eastern DR Congo
The population in the targeted areas of North Kivu remains vulnerable to elevated levels of morbidity and mortality as a consequence of the on-going attacks by different armed groups in the different project areas. These attacks show no sign of stopping, with new developments all over Eastern DRC. The abuses carried out by various armed actors include the pillaging of belongings, destruction of crops, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), abductions and killings.
Democratic Republic Congo
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
Primary health care
Total of new cases seen in the clinics (consultations): 398’326
Deliveries assisted in clinics: 12’573
SGBV cases treated: 504
Number of clean delivery kits distributed: 6’584
Family planning method shared: 6’395
Number of children vaccinated for measles: 9’231
Number of mosquito nets distributed: 15’386
Number of STI treated: 11’968
Even though the situation in Eastern DRC is rapidly developing with more international pressure and very recent changes in the military situation, it remains in the grip of a complex crisis due to ongoing human rights violations against the civilian population which greatly impact their access to health care.
The impact of military victories remains to be seen. It is likely that initially it will provoke more fighting between the national army and certainly the other foreign-backed armed groups like FDLR, ADF/Nalu, FRPI and LRA.
This project aims to provide health services to 42,700 vulnerable people in up to 10 health facilities in Walikale Territory, Nord Kivu.
The populations served will be selected based on the size of the population affected by displacements, health needs, and gaps not met by other actors.
Populations affected by displacement (including IDPs, recent returnees, and host populations)
Total number of direct beneficiaries: 42’700
Catchment population: 45’000 (annual population)
Outcome 1 :
To improve the access to and quality of critical curative and preventive health services for vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host populations.
Outcome 2 :
To mitigate the impact of waterborne diseases as aggravating factor in health facilities.
Increased access for vulnerable IDPs, recent returnees and host populations to essential health services
Improved quality of essential health care services
Targeted health centres have access to adequate quantity and quality of water
Targeted health centres have access to and use adequate hygienic sanitation facilities
Results from previous phases:
(2014 figures till November 30th )
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
MoH (Ministry of Health), MSF-CH, OCHA and UNICEF through RRMP (Rapid response to Movement of Population) mechanism
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 580’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 580’000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF 780’000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 1’360’000|
Phase 3 01.04.2015 - 31.05.2016 (Completed)Phase 2 01.02.2014 - 31.01.2015 (Completed)