Addressing key challenges in health care and food security resulting from conflicts in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces of DRC
Health Care and food security in the kasai
The Greater Kasai Health Care and Food Security Recovery Plan project aimed to address key challenges in health care and food security resulting from conflicts in Kasai and Kasai Central provinces of DRC. Building on the critical investments of the USAID/OFDA previously funded project, Health Care Services for Vulnerable Populations and Internally Displaced Persons in the Kasais. The Greater Kasai Health Care and Food Security Recovery Plan supported key areas for recovery and resilience–health care, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and food security in the previously supported health areas as well as 96 previously unsupported health areas. This project was scheduled to end July 22, 2019 but IMA was granted two successive no cost extensions through December 2019 and March 31, 2020.
July 23, 2018 to March 31, 2020
USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance
960,182 outpatient consultations were faciliated during the project.
Number of health facilities that were rehabilitated by the project.
Number of children less than one year of age vaccinated against measles.
Number of farming households that experienced an increase in food production capacity, consequently improving the food security status of 72,000 people.
Improved WASH services in rehabilitated health facilities
These cisterns can hold up to 12,000 liters per water point.
36,428 kgs of corn
40,954.5 kgs of peanut
Increased access to agricultural inputs including high quality seeds for 9,000 households affected by conflict.
111 tons of SENAMEN certified high-quality seeds distributed
Agricultural tools including, hoes and shovels, and hermetic bags for safe seed storage were also distributed to targeted beneficiaries.
38,704.75 kgs of cowpea
293 kgs of amaranth
This project took place in 105 targeted health areas in the provinces of Kasai and Kasai Central.
gallery of project activities
IMA, with local partnerSANRU, restored the functionality of health facilities burned and/or looted during violence by renovating damaged buildings and infrastructure and replacing lost equipment. The program contributed to building financial sustainability in the health system and reduced burden on already vulnerable populations, with a gradual transition back to user fees for health services. It provided free health care to children under five, pregnant women, lactating mothers and the disabled. Additionally, working with implementing partner Project for Development in the East Kasai, or PRODEK, the program supported vulnerable households facing food insecurity by assisting families to start producing food as quickly as possible, focusing on increasing the ability to preserve yields and avoiding unnecessary grain losses.
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