Integrated response to health, nutrition and protection needs in Kibua, Walikale (North Kivu)

Projekt abgeschlossen

The population in targeted areas of North Kivu has been hugely affected by conflict and a large proportion of the population is unable to access basic health, nutrition and protection services when needed. Providing integrated primary health care, nutrition, and protection services to targeted sites in Kibua Health Zone will enable Save the Children (SC) to respond effectively to beneficiary needs using a holistic approach.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Demokratische Republik Kongo
Humanitäre Hilfe & DRR
Rechtsstaatlichkeit - Demokratie - Menschenrechte
Materielle Nothilfe
Primäre Gesundheitsversorgung
Menschenrechte (inkl. Frauenrechte)
01.07.2016 - 30.06.2017
CHF  400’000

Despite small improvements in stability and security in eastern DRC, the situation in general has seen little improvement. The population lacks protection in the face of a multitude of armed groups and human rights are regularly violated. The security situation in North Kivu has deteriorated over the last year and currently there is little hope that this will change any time soon. Access challenges, frequent insecurity and displacement, together with chronically poor health indicators all contribute to excess morbidity and mortality for a highly vulnerable population and high exposition to abuse.


This project aims to contribute to improving the wellbeing of conflict affected populations through provision of integrated primary health care, nutrition and protection services to the catchment area of 4 Health Facilities in Kibua Health Zone, Territory of Walikale, North Kivu.


Populations affected by conflict and displacement (including IDPs, recent returnees, and host populations) in the catchment area of 4 fixed health facilities in Kibua Health Zone (North Kivu, DRC). 

Total number of direct beneficiaries (catchment area): 32’000

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  1. Vulnerable populations (IDPs, recent returnees and host communities) have access to quality health interventions;
  2. Vulnerable populations (especially children <5, pregnant/lactating women, people living with HIV) receive support to prevent malnutrition and have access to quality nutritional treatment programmes;
  3. Vulnerable populations (especially women and children) are protected from abuse and have access to quality care and support services.

Erwartete Resultate:  

  1. 4 fixed HF are supported in provision of critical primary health care services;
  2. 27’200 people benefit from treatment of communicable diseases, 200 people from SGBV services, 1’000 from HIV services and 4’800 from reproductive health services;
  3. 600 households benefit from prevention of malnutrition services, 1’200 mothers of <2 and pregnant women from IYCF interventions and 400 children <5 benefit from CMAM interventions;
  4. 4 community protection mechanisms are supported and 1 youth centre is created;
  5. 50 separated children benefit from IDTR services.

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

This is the first phase of the project. In a previous project funded by OFDA in nearby communities in North Kivu, SC supported over 20 health facilities (HF). SC recognized the need for ongoing supervision, refresher training and capacity building in order to improve the quality of care; specific (but not exclusive) areas needing special attention were respect of national protocols, diagnosis, treatment and prescription, medical supplies stock management and reporting. SDC also supported SC over two phases of a project aiming at preventing and responding to SGBV in North Kivu between 2013-2015.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Schweizerische Non-Profit-Organisation
  • Andere Schweizer Non-Profit Organisation

Andere Partner

Save the Children Switzerland 

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren

Ministry of Health (MoH), UNICEF, PRONANUT, State agencies (EPVS, DIVAS, DIVIGENRE), a local protection NGO to be selected, community networks, International Medical Corps, OCHA, and health, nutrition and protection clusters.

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    400’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    371’873 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   400’000

Phase 1 01.07.2016 - 30.06.2017   (Completed)