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DRC: Emergency malaria intervention

15 December 2015

MSF staff push their Land Cruiser out of the mud on the way to Remeka, where MSF started an emergency malaria intervention. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

Motorbikes are necessary for transporting staff, medicines and supplies through muddy roads to Remeka and Katunda. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

A Ministry of Health nurse at the Remeka health center verifies a patient's malaria rapid test. Across the five villages where MSF is responding, up to 500 patients a day are currently being seen for malaria. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

An MSF doctor performs a consultation with a woman suffering from severe malaria in the Remeka health center. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

A caretaker looks after a malaria patient in the Remeka health center. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

Supplies are carried by MSF staff and local workers to a church in Remeka where MSF is holding a mobile clinic. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

MSF health promoters walk through Remeka encouraging people to come get free malaria testing and treatment. Photo: Sandra Smiley/MSF

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) launched an emergency malaria intervention in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after unprecedented numbers of sick people were reported in October. The MSF teams have been running mobile clinics in at least five villages each week, and supporting two health centers. They see up to 500 patients a day.