Improving the health of the population of Kasando, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, through enhanced nutrition
The International Solidarity Foundation of the Company of Mary Our Lady (FISC), together with the local entity the Company of Mary-Province of Central Africa, aim to improve health and nutrition through the Kasando Health Centre, located in the city of Kirumba, Lubero, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo suffered a civil war between 1998 and 2002 rooted in ethnic confrontation. Today clashes between armed groups continue. This situation brings with it population displacement, hunger, malnutrition and hygienic/sanitary problems. At the Kasando Health Centre almost 1/3 of the registered cases are related to nutrition, food or hygiene.
- Direct: 7,085 people, comprised of health personnel, community agents, caregivers, patients and the population served by the health centre.
- Indirect: 21,249 permanent residents of Kasando, and temporary residents who have been displaced.