Pre-term births are a big problem in Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo. There’s a shortage of incubators and those that are available are too expensive for many parents, who instead take the preemies home and create incubation rooms there.
Despite success in treating Ebola, response teams sent to Democratic Republic of Congo are met with mistrust from local people. The fierce resistance to their methods has sometimes been violent – but why is it happening in the first place?
After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.
In Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshopo Province, many people use plastic and other debris to start fires, which poses risks to their health and the environment. To solve this problem, a local man is now selling an environmentally-friendy solution he calls mobobe.
Cases of diabetes are increasing in DRC, as more than 3.3 million people here have been diagnosed with the disease. The rise in the incidence of diabetes in DRC has been accompanied by the rising popularity of a common vegetable that helps manage blood sugar, even though the vegetable has long been considered a food of the poor: okra.