HEAL Africa’s partner, Global Washington, has invited 10 small and high impact organizations working in fields of global health, global education and economic development to collaborate in the Stand for Girls 2012 campaign. HEAL Africa is delighted to be one of those 10 and to join our voice with so many others in standing for girls. By working together, we can make a deeper impact on behalf of women and girls both locally and [...]
On Tuesday, August 14, HEAL Africa staff were able to deliver the first gift of medicines to the displaced refugees in Kanyaruchinya camp. Medical supplies including vaccines, pills, and syringes were delivered to the health center at Munigi. Since July 2012 this health center has served many patients who have fled the battles between the rebel forces of M23 and the government troops in the Rutshuru territory in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.Denise Karambika, medical supervisor at HEAL Africa, says, “With [...]
I have been in conversations with people in Goma again today (Friday), and they inform me that the situation is calm and stable. The M23 (rebel army) is still to the north of Goma. Armed and unidentified bandits stop passengers on the roads, so travel is still curtailed. The UN tanks protect the perimeters of Goma and UN soldiers patrol the neighborhoods on foot. Life continues for the people of Goma, they go to work as usual, but [...]
This morning, I spoke with several of our people in Goma about the current situation there and am writing to keep you informed and make you aware that your help is greatly needed.
While Goma remains safe with UN troops patrolling the streets and city perimeter, the situation in the surrounding countryside is not. Dr. Jo Lusi says, “We have many sick people in the hospital.” UN (MONUSCO) tanks are stationed on the outskirts of the city, facing off [...]