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At a glance: Congo


In the Republic of the Congo, UNICEF and WHO launch initiatives to treat, combat and prevent cholera
ISLE M'BAMOU, Republic of Congo, 12 June 2012 – The diarrhoea and vomiting started at 3 a.m., and hours later, 12-year-old Steward Okoulokami was weak and losing weight. His panicked father, Dimitri, packed him into a dugout boat and brought him to Brazzaville.

UNICEF supports emergency polio immunization efforts in Congo
POINTE NOIRE, Republic of Congo, 14 December 2010 - The Republic of Congo is carryibng out a three-round emergency immunization campaign launched in the wake of a deadly polio outbreak. Unusually, most of the victims have been young adults aged 15-29, pointing to inadequate or failing childhood vaccinations.

UNICEF helping to keep refugee children in school in Republic of Congo
DONGOU, Republic of Congo, 11 March 2010 – Tens of thousands of children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been seeking refuge in the neighbouring Republic of Congo since October 2009, when inter-communal clashes sent their families fleeing across the border.

Education provides a way out for indigenous children in Republic of Congo
TOANGANA, Republic of Congo, 7 October 2009 – It’s a sunny morning, and Rufin Kokolo, 8, is getting ready to go to school. He lives in Tosangana village on the outskirts of Impfondo, capital of Likouala province.

Day of the African Child: Saving lives and fighting for the rights of indigenous children
MOSCOW VILLAGE, Republic of Congo, 15 June 2009 – It is mid-morning, when a UN Refugee Agency boat docks along the Bangui River. The passengers – a team of mobile health workers – climb up the steep bank. Physicians from ‘Doctors for Africa’ and other volunteers have travelled five hours to Moscow, a small village on the edge of the forest.

Republic of Congo launches 'roadmap' for flour fortification
POINTE NOIRE, Republic of Congo, 22 December 2008 – Congo has launched a 'roadmap' to reduce the prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia among children and pregnant women by least 30 per cent by 2013. The goal is to be achieved through the fortification of wheat flour with iron and folate.

New national policy in Congo provides free malaria treatment to the most vulnerable
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, 28 July 2008 – At 8 o'clock in the evening, Monique ran through the streets requesting assistance from her neighbours. Her three-year-old daughter Lana was convulsing and her breathing was laboured. Later, at the health centre, the doctor on duty diagnosed the child with cerebral malaria and prescribed life-saving drugs for Lana.

On track to stop malaria: Congolese railroad helps UNICEF deliver 300,000 bednets
POINTE NOIRE, Republic of Congo, 13 August 2007 – It all started with an excess of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and a generous but bulky donation of insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent the killer disease  –  plus a country with few paved roads and a population in need, living in inaccessible rebel-held areas.




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