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 [...]
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 [...]
Many of you have seen or heard news reports of the current wave of unrest and rebel fighting in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is an update on the situation in the DRC from our HEAL Africa staff there:
The situation in the city of Goma (where HEAL Africa is based) is calm at present. For now, there seems to be little risk that the M23 rebel group will attack Goma. MONUSCO (the UN peacekeeping mission) [...]
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. [...]
The award-winning PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly provides distinctive, cutting-edge news coverage and analysis of national and international events in the ever-changing religious world. Its correspondents travel around the nation and the globe to explore how issues of faith, religion and ethics shape both national and international events.
This past week, the program featured a compelling overview of HEAL Africa. It emphasized our focus on whole person health and highlighted the synergy among our programs. Conversations with founders Lyn and [...]
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 [...]
All around us, women and men are quietly working to create a more just, healthy and peaceful world. They care for survivors of conflict. They share skills and ideas that strengthen communities. They are today’s unsung heroes.
Every once in awhile, one of these heroes is brought to light. Lyn Lusi, HEAL Africa’s co-founder, was recently awarded the prestigious Opus prize for her work in solving today’s most persistent social problems in Congo. Yet she also represents the tireless efforts [...]