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Since large-scale violence broke out in the central Kasai region in August 2016, more than 3,300 people have been killed, according to a report by the Catholic Church
£179 million five-year healthcare British-backed programme to rebuild clinics, train health workers, supply essential medicines and equipment, and improve water and sanitation in DR Congo
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 kick off for modernization of the health sector in DR Congo is set to start in the course of 2013 with the inauguration of the Jubilee hospital planned in the second half of January 2013 stated His Excellency Mr. Felix Kabange Numbi, Minister of Public Health. Built on an area of 40,000 m², the hospital has 450 beds. Considered the largest of its kind in Central Africa, the hospital will be in position to achieve 2000-3000 outpatients per day and perform 3000 medical intervention per year.
The objectives to be achieved in the field of public health in five-year action program up to 2016, the Government of DR Congo is to build 40 referral hospitals and equip them with modern equipment.
Crisis in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo / The European Union and its member states should withhold their budget support to Rwanda
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Eurac welcomes the decision of several EU member states to temporary freeze their budget support to Rwanda. This decision comes following the publication by the Security Council of the interim report of the Group of Experts on the DR Congo (S/2012/348) as well as an addendum to the report addressing Rwanda support to armed groups in DR Congo . The freeze of budget support was temporary while awaiting the response of the government of Rwanda to the allegations contained in the Addendum. On July 27th the Government of Rwanda published its response.