Responding to Unprecedented Malaria Cases in DR Congo

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) staff members push the Land Cruiser out of the mud on the way to Remeka, where MSF started an emergency malaria intervention in October 2015.
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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched an emergency malaria intervention in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after unprecedented numbers of sick people were reported in October. The MSF teams have been running mobile clinics in at least five villages each week, and supporting two health centers. They see up to 500 patients a day.

Situated deep in remote forests, the villages of Remeka and Katunda are very difficult to access by road and for parts of the journey everything—personnel, supplies, medicines—must be transported on foot or on motorbikes.

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) staff members push the Land Cruiser out of the mud on the way to Remeka, where MSF started an emergency malaria intervention in October 2015.
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Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) motorcycle drivers on their way to to Remeka, North Kivu, DRC, where MSF started an emergency malaria intervention in October
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Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Nurse Amos Kakule discusses with a nurse working for the Ministry of Health in Remeka health centre, North Kivu, DRC. 3 November 2015
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A nurse working for the Ministry of health verifies the result of a rapid malaria test in the light in Remeka health centre.
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Nadine a doctor with Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) consults a woman suffering from severe malaria in Remeka health centre. 3 November 2015
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Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Health promoter Innocent and two local workers head to a local church in Remeka, DRC, where MSF is running a mobile clinic.
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A patient and his carer in the Remeka health centre, North Kivu, DRC.
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Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) Health promoters Innocent and Ahadi encourage people out of their homes to get a free consultation at a mobile clinic in Remeka, DRC.
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