Press Release
Beni, October 30th, 2019. In its efforts to strengthen the Ebola Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) intensifies training of obstetrical personnel, especially midwives while reinforcing the extensive supervision system of medical staff. Some 180 midwives and other maternity staff (doctors, birth attendants) from more than 150 health facilities are already trained in Itu...
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNFPA is working with several partners to eliminate gender based-violence. There is a high-level commitment of the government to end this form of violence but also a strong partnership with UNDP, UNOCHA, CERF, Nations unies Droits de l'Homme, European Union, Canada, Sweden and Japan. 
Obstetric fistula remains one of the daunting public health challenges in the Democratic Republic of Congo hence, a priority for UNFPA who considers it a human rights violation in line with the theme of celebration of the 2019 international day for the elimination of obstetric fistula “Obstetric fistula is a human rights violation-end it now! Since the 23rd of May 2019, UNFPA is organizing a vast obstetric fistula r...