In August 2018, an Ebola crisis started in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The world’s second-largest epidemic on record has already taken more than 2,200 lives. One year after the beginning of the outbreak, the Ebola crisis was still ongoing, and the response faces multiple challenges, related to logistics to cover remote areas, as well as resistance from the community.

Besides, some remote parts of the DRC face huge infrastructure issues. In North Kivu, for instance, access to health facilities is an issue for the population who lives in rural areas. Some Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) support the local government in facilitating access to medical facilities. This collaboration can have multiple shapes, such as the capacity building of local medical staff, the construction of new infrastructures and the supply of medicines.

In September and October 2019, I created multimedia content about the programs the Johanniter International Assistance implements in North Kivu, with the main focus on Ebola prevention, basic access to health services and water sanitation.