MSF Emergency Teams Treat Nearly 40,000 for Malaria in DRC’s Katanga Province

After a four-month intervention during which MSF treated nearly 40,000 malaria patients, MSF has handed over its emergency malaria project in Kinkondja—a remote area in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—to the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH).

“During our short intervention, MSF treated almost 40,000 men, women, and children for malaria,” said Melanie Silbermann, MSF’s medical coordinator in Lubumbashi. “When we arrived, one in ten of our patients required immediate hospitalization. In the last weeks of our intervention, this was down to one in 100.”Photo: The crowded facility at MSF’s Kikondja malaria project.
DRC 2012 © Francesco Di Donna

MSF Emergency Teams Treat Nearly 40,000 for Malaria in DRC’s Katanga Province

After a four-month intervention during which MSF treated nearly 40,000 malaria patients, MSF has handed over its emergency malaria project in Kinkondja—a remote area in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—to the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH).

“During our short intervention, MSF treated almost 40,000 men, women, and children for malaria,” said Melanie Silbermann, MSF’s medical coordinator in Lubumbashi. “When we arrived, one in ten of our patients required immediate hospitalization. In the last weeks of our intervention, this was down to one in 100.”

Photo: The crowded facility at MSF’s Kikondja malaria project.
DRC 2012 © Francesco Di Donna