Humanitarian Health Action

Democratic Republic of the Congo: the second phase of the measles vaccination campaing launched

Measles vaccination
OMS/Bibiche Mwika

KINSHASA, 7 October 2016 - The provincial Minister of Health, Social Affairs and Humanitarian Action,, Mr Vital Kabuiku, launched 5th of October the 2nd phase of the measles vaccination campaign targeting over 1,5 million children between 6 and 59 months of age. The campaign covers all 35 health zones of Kinshasa and runs from 6th to 10 October, with the support of WHO and other health partners like UNICEF, GAVI, etc.

Supporting the delivery of healthcare in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


27 July 2016 -- Some 49 partners are working together to respond to a multifaceted crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Known as the Health Cluster, this group of non-governmental and UN organizations is working together, under the co-leadership of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, to reach 6 million people with health services in 2016.

Dr Ahmed Zouiten, from the Global Health Cluster secretariat, recently visited DR Congo to see what additional support is needed.

The many challenges to fighting yellow fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo

A four-wheel drive vehicle is seen traveling along a difficult dirt track
WHO/A. Clements-Hunt

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces many challenges in responding to the yellow fever outbreak. Access to areas along the Angolan border is extremely difficult and there is a lack of essential resources, such as fuel to run electricity generators.

WHO is working with the government and partners to organize a mass vaccination campaign of approximately 3 million people along the border with Angola. This photo story highlights some of the challenges in providing health services to this remote area.

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