Teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are working with local communities to understand more about the challenges displaced women face in managing menstrual hygiene. Could a simple idea lead to a potential solution? Deputy medical coordinator Dr Alain Kikwaya-Vangi shares an update …
Access to good menstrual hygiene is key to women’s health and wellbeing. But too often in humanitarian crises their needs go unmet. Can an innovative approach find a culturally appropriate solution to this problem? Nurse Chiara Domenichini introduces a new project that’s aiming to find out…
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, MSF health promoter Sabrina and her team are working to ensure people get the right information about COVID-19 – helping to stop rumours and the virus itself from spreading
In the wake of an armed attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aid workers were pushed to radically rethink their approach to the disease. MSF emergency coordinator Trish Newport shares the lessons learned – and their importance for future responses.
When an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo is attacked and all but deserted, MSF nurse Courtney must decide whether she will go to the conflict zone to keep it open. She reveals the impact violence has on patients and staff, and introduces us to the inspiring Ebola workers who refuse to leave.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, some communities are facing a combined outbreak of measles and Ebola. MSF vaccination expert and doctor, Nicolas Peyraud, reveals how our frontline teams are responding to this double epidemic.
In the midst of an emergency, our focus will always be on saving lives. But what role should humanitarians play in a broader issue, like the climate crisis, Canadian advocacy officer Sandra Smiley asks.