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

Progetto concluso

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.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Repubblica democratica Congo
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Assistenza materiale
Assistenza sanitaria primaria
01.04.2015 - 31.05.2016
CHF 580'000

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.


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.

Gruppi target

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

Total number of direct beneficiaries: 42’700

Catchment population:  45’000 (annual population)

Effetti a medio termine

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.


Risultati principali attesi:  

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

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • 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 )

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Medair

Altri partner


Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

MoH (Ministry of Health), MSF-CH, OCHA and UNICEF through RRMP (Rapid response to Movement of Population) mechanism

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   580'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   580'000 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget Svizzera CHF  780'000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF  1'360'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 6 01.08.2018 - 30.04.2019   (Completed) Fase 5 01.08.2017 - 31.07.2018   (Completed) Fase 4 20.06.2016 - 19.06.2017   (Completed)

Fase 3 01.04.2015 - 31.05.2016   (Completed)

Fase 2 01.02.2014 - 31.01.2015   (Completed)