Blog reports on efforts to deliver medicines to conflict-stricken region of DRC

Management Sciences for Health's "Global Health Impact" blog reports on USAID-funded efforts to deliver medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Sud Kivu province, which "has been an area of armed conflict for many years, with various rebel factions fighting for control over the resource-rich region." According to the blog, "The continued fighting has disrupted health services -- which were weak to begin with -- due to geographic isolation and poorly supported health workers," and "[i]n the health zone of Mulungu, there had been no delivery of medicines or supplies for more than six months" (Walsh, 10/24).


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