Six million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will have access to essential healthcare under a new British-backed programme, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced during his visit to Eastern DRC, in a joint statement with the International Development Secretary Justine Greening.
The new £179 million five-year healthcare programme reflects the UK’s commitment to tackling the underlying causes and effects of the conflict in the DRC. It will operate across 10% of the DRC and will rebuild clinics, train health workers, supply essential medicines and equipment, and improve water and sanitation. This will help the Congolese health system to provide basic health services to the Congolese people, including care for survivors of sexual violence.
International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:
Today’s announcement means we will help to get broader health services up and running by building and renovating clinics, training and supervising doctors and nurses, and supplying essential medicine and equipment.
This programme will strengthen the Congolese healthcare system and help the people of DRC to rebuild their country.
This announcement from DFID of funding to support the development of medical facilities and capacity building is essential to help create sustainable peace and security in DRC.
The DRC is one of the world’s poorest countries, whose healthcare system has been decimated by conflict and under-investment.
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