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Teaching has its challenges, and in a poor country like the Congo, it has real hurdles. Nonetheless, trainers and academic faculty members are facing challenges with strategies to keep the youth trained for the future Congolese manpower.
In an attempt to understand the medical training and education system in the Congo-Kinshasa, I made a lifetime trip to meet my former professors in their schools. 3 universities were selected for that purpose : University of Kinshasa, Univ. of Kisangani and the Universite catholique du Graben in Butembo. That selection was intentional because the Congo has gone in the last century from traditional oral educational system to a colonial limited elementary and mid-high school system and finally to a full and comprehensive college system. The later was established during the late 50's near the congo independence day. At this point it becomes very interesting to understand how natives of the Congo have managed to con-duct teachings and research, and how they plan to handle the future in educat...
Deans of schools of medicine in the Congo-Kinshasa discuss ways they conduct medical training and their success stories. The Congo has schools of medicine in each province, and an elite that carry out the teaching in a state of poverty hard to describe. Yet, hundred of a young doctors graduate each year and serve their country. And a few of them are also used in neighboring countries and some go as far as South Africa to work in hospitals around Africa.
United Nations - Since war broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1996 more than 200,000 women have suffered from sexual violence. Helping the survivors tests the limits of even the most courageous medical workers – like this doctor in Bukavu: 21st Century, Episode #95 Script: Script: http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21stcentury95drcadoctorsstruggle.pdf
Several tens of thousands of displaced people have been living in precarious conditions in the region of Ituri, in the northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, for the last two weeks. Fighting broke out between the Congolese armed forces and the militia group, Force de Résistance Patriotique de Ituri (FRPI) on August 22, a battle for control over the southern zones of Ituri. Thousands of people have fled their homes to avoid the fighting. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has strengthened its medical activities in Geti, Orientale Province, to bring medical and mental health care to displaced people.
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe In this special episode of The Cure, emergency medic Dr Javid Abdelmoneim travels deep into the Democratic Republic of Congo to see how clinicians from the international medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) are screening and treating patients in a bid to make elimination of the disease a reality.
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Every day, MSF is confronted with the medical consequences of violence in its hospitals, health centers and mobile clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Medical teams treat trauma injuries from guns, machetes, lances, rifle bayonets, knives, hammers, shells, bows and arrows. But for those on the receiving end, there is often no escape from the violence. Habagasi, an 80-year-old woman living in deplorable conditions at a displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Goma, has been looking after the orphaned children left behind when her family were murdered: "I had eight sons; they were killed together with my husband and they pumped bullets into my body." Having fled for their lives, Habagasi and her grandchildren thought they'd be safe at an 'official' displaced persons camp, bu...