On the 20th of November the rebel group M23 took Goma, the capital of the eastern province North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During and after the fighting between the M23 and the Congolese army the people in Goma found themselves in an environment of violence and war. Unfortunately frustration was growing and with it also the fragmentation of people and the mistrust between different tribes and ethnics.
To prevent further harm, HEAL Africa invited young people of [...]
HEAL AFRICA’s mission is to preserve the dignity of all people and to improve the health of all communities. Within this framework, HEAL AFRICA’s emergency team carried out a mission to analyze the situation for people displaced by war in Mugunga and Don Bosco and to identify emergency needs there.
The general objective of our field visits is:
To analyze the general situation of internally displaced people in the Mugunga camp and in the Don Bosco transit site.
For our site visits, [...]
Goma – HEAL Africa will reinforce its activity in the health zones affected by the armed conflicts in North Kivu in eastern Congo. Thanks to a generous donation from the French government, HEAL Africa will be able to extend its services to children in difficult situations in the territories of Rutshuru, Kayna, Binza and Masisis. In the program, “Children like Us” HEAL Africa will continue its work to heal children with congenital malformation, children living with HIV, and will [...]
Click the link below for a new report from HEAL Africa on sexual violence and the targeting of children in DR Congo.
les violences sexuelles s’attaquent aux enfants 2012
sexual violence targets children – 2012
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Des centaines d’enfants sont violés au Nord Kivu
Goma, 10 Septembre 2012 –HEAL Africa est très préoccupée par le nombre croissant des auteurs civils des violences sexuelles, et de celui des enfants qui sont violés au Nord Kivu.
Entre Janvier et Juin 2012, HEAL Africa a enregistré [...]
Today, March 8, is the International Day of Women. Below, you will find a link to an interview with Dr. Eulalie Vindu who heads up the Children’s AIDS Program (CAP) at HEAL Africa. CAP provides treatment and support to children living with HIV. Currently, over 450 children are receiving antiretroviral treatment and many more are receiving other kinds of support. We sat down with Dr. Vindu to talk about her experience of being a professional woman in DR Congo. [...]
HEAL Africa Students Share Their Creativity and Their Voices Through A Unique Children’s Book
HEAL Africa is proud to highlight a wonderful new children’s book that features the creativity of over 30 young students at the Tungane and Mugunga schools in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The book also highlights the inspirational work of HEAL Africa’s programs in DR Congo and features HEAL Africa’s Lyn Lusi as an inspirational female role model.
NDEZE AND NDAKASI’S NEW HOME is a touching [...]
He wanted only to care for his family – and he paid for it with his life.
“Congo was in war”, remembers Michael.*
“Dad wanted to defend our little petrol station when the armed men came. He feared that we would starve without our little business”, tells the 17 year old boy. When the father realized that it was too dangerous to stay in Sake, he tried to flee the little town in Eastern Congo, and join his wife and their [...]
“My name is Kasoli and I am 9 years old. I come from Kitumbiro, which is near Butembo (in the North of the North Kivu province). I arrived at Heal Africa with my mum on August 5, 2011.”
Kasoli’s mother states, “It all started when we noticed her forearms was getting swollen. We went to a health centre which is near our home in June to get some treatment for my daughter. However, there was absolutely no improvement. Eventually, that [...]