Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Incident: Support reduction, DRC

MSF-Spain announced it would be reducing activities (mostly halting drug supplies) in Nyunzu Territory, in the north part of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga Province. Reasons stated were local healthcare providers were misdiagnosing patients, putting them at risk. Usually NGOs will suspend or reduce operations when their own staff is at risk. This is an interesting case where the safety of the beneficiaries is driving a decision to end support. (Feb. 15) Follow-up clarification press release by MSF-Spain.


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