Emergency health response for vulnerable populations in selected health areas of Eastern DR Congo

Project completed

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.

RegionCountry Topic Period Budget
Democratic Republic Congo
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Health
Material relief assistance
Primary health care
01.04.2015 - 31.05.2016
CHF 580'000
Background

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.

Target

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.

Target group

Populations affected by displacement (including IDPs, recent returnees, and host populations)

Total number of direct beneficiaries: 42’700

Catchment population:  45’000 (annual population)

Outcomes

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.

Results

Expected Results:  

Result 1:

Increased access for vulnerable IDPs, recent returnees and host populations to essential health services

Result 2:

Improved quality of essential health care services

Result 4:

Targeted health centres have access to adequate quantity and quality of water

Result 4:

Targeted health centres have access to and use adequate hygienic sanitation facilities


Results from previous phase:  

  • 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

     

(2014 figures till November 30th )


Agency SDC
Credit Humanitarian aid
Project Partners Contract Partner
  • Medair


Other Partners

ECHO

Projects Coordination

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 Till Know CHF   580'000 Total Project Since First Phase Swiss Budget CHF  780'000 Budget Inclusive Project Partner CHF  1'360'000
Project Phases Phase 6 01.08.2018 - 30.04.2019   (Completed) Phase 5 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 20.06.2016 - 19.06.2017   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.04.2015 - 31.05.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.02.2014 - 31.01.2015   (Completed)