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DRC: ARV distribution hindered by the war

KINSHASA, 4 March (PLUSNEWS) - With less than one percent of HIV-positive people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on anti-AIDS drugs, the country - which has been torn apart by six years of conflict - is slowly trying to launch its treatment programme. Full report


DRC: Help victims of sexual violence among expelled Congolese, OCHA says

NAIROBI, 28 April (PLUSNEWS) - Tens of thousands of Congolese expelled from Angola may be in need of psychological support and health care following reports of systematic sexual violence they underwent upon their expulsion, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Tuesday. Full report


DRC: Government, University of North Carolina sign technical agreement

KINSHASA, 14 April (PLUSNEWS) - The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has authorised the University of North Carolina to set up an office at the Kinshasa Referral Hospital to improve public health care in the country. Full report


DRC: US official in pledge for more aid to combat HIV/AIDS

KIGALI, 16 March (PLUSNEWS) - The US government will accelerate aid to Africa's efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic, US Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor said on Monday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Full report


DRC: Focus on rampant rape, despite end of war

KINSHASA, 8 March (PLUSNEWS) - Widespread rape of women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has continued to increase despite the inauguration of a transitional national government and related institutions, organizations in the fight against sexual violence have said. Full report


DRC: Country Profile

JOHANNESBURG, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - The following is a new Country Profile database for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing contact details of key AIDS NGOs, government departments and UN agencies, plus the latest epidemiological data and country indicator statistics. Full report


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COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
DRC: An untapped supply of HIV/AIDS treatment

KINSHASA, 11 December (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Thousands of people living with AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are going without treatment while the production line at a modern antiretroviral (ARV) factory in the east of the country lies largely idle. Full report


DRC: Ex-combatants confront the reality of HIV

KABARE, SOUTH KIVU, 14 November (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Craning their necks through the window of a medical centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a dozen ex-combatants from the recent civil war watch images of sexually transmitted infections flashing on a television screen. Full report


DRC: 'Sexual terrorism' in South Kivu leaves HIV in its wake

BUKAVU, 22 October (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - In 2004 the United Nation’s World Health Organisation estimated there were 25,000 survivors of sexual violence in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province, but those working to rebuild shattered lives consider this a fraction of the real number. Full report


DRC: Sexual violence, lack of healthcare spreads HIV/AIDS among pygmies

CHOMBO, 13 September (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - The forest people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marginalised at the best of times, were easy targets for the marauding soldiers and militiamen that reduced the eastern provinces to one of the world's bloodiest war zones. Full report


DRC: Safe blood for transfusions still problematic

BUKAVU, 31 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Blood that has been tested and is safe for transfusion is a rarity in the South Kivu Province of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full report


DRC: Combating HIV/AIDS in conflict-ridden South Kivu

BUKAVU, 18 August (PLUSNEWS - DFID) - Donors have poured millions of US dollars into combating HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but the government has yet to provide a comprehensive programme, leaving international NGOs and churches to provide care and treatment in the mineral-rich eastern provinces, where 10 years of conflict has all but wiped out health infrastructure. Full report


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