Africa

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Our actions in Africa

Pays d'intervention

Algeria is no longer just a country of transit for migrants en route to Europe. It is also a country of choice for people from sub-Saharan Africa, including Central Africa and West Africa. Thus, tens of thousands of migrants are currently living in Algeria, particularly in the cities in the north...
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A difficult situation Angola (or the Republic of Angola) is a former Portuguese colony which became independent in 1975. Following the installation of the new regime, the country has been ravaged for 25 years by civil war, leaving the local health system in a disastrous condition. Over 1 million...
Malnutrition Contraception and family planning In Burkina Faso, and especially in the Sahelian province of Djibo, access to contraception and family planning is very difficult for women . This reflects the general difficulty in accessing care, often for geographic reasons but also and above all for...
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The Central African population has been severely affected by clashes between anti-Balaka local militias and the Seleka , an assorted coalition of armed forces in power. Poverty has increased in People living in the Central African Republic have been severely affected by fighting between the local...
Séance de sensibilisation en santé maternelle, néonatale et infantile.  © Raphael Blasselle
In Chad, pregnant women and new-borns have very limited access to care, particularly in rural areas. Living far from the few doctors in the region, women have to walk long hours to reach a health centre. As a result, women often die in childbirth due to a lack of medical support: there are 1,084...
In Kinshasa, about half of all pregnancies are unwanted and across the country, one in four girls becomes pregnant for the first time before the age of 19. Access to contraception is illegal for minors and abortion is permitted only for medical purposes, but even in such cases access to abortion is...
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Battered women, children living on the streets, prisoners, victims of political violence, disabled people, people who use drugs , people suffering from Aids or hepatitis C… There are many Egyptians who suffer from mood disorders, anxiety disorders or post-traumatic stress. These ailments impact...
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Virtually all women from the Afar people undergo extreme genital mutilation, with total ablation of the clitoris and the labia minora and with an almost total closure of the labia majora (this is known as infibulation and not excision). In zone 5 of the Afar region, this mutilation is carried out...
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Young people and teenager's sexuality There continue to be many obstacles in the way of access to good quality healthcare in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular the absence of a legislative framework for SRH (the current law dates back to1920), the lack of funding for contraceptive products and stock outs...
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Kenya is one of the countries with the most injecting drug users . Users are stigmatised by the population and by health professionals, they are marginalised, and often have no access to the care that they need. Without the necessary treatment, with no sterile equipment available and often unaware...
Women and children The Island’s overall health situation has deteriorated since the political crisis in 2009. Women are the first to suffer. By failing to arrive on time in healthcare centres, many of them die during childbirth. Whilst use of contraception has increased, access to modern, effective...
Niger © Olivier Papegnies
Malnutrition is a major public health problem in Niger. Whether severe or acute, approximately one in every 7 children is suffering from it. However, there are convincing results coming from therapeutic feeding centres. Therefore, by making them free of charge and increasing their capacity, access...
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After 20 years of civil wars and political instability, Somalia remains a conflict zone . As fighting is now concentrated in the south of the country, civilians are taking refuge in the north, particularly in the port city of Bosasso, in northern Puntland, a state in the far north of Somalia. It is...
Scène de rue, à Dar-Es-Salam, en Tanzanie © William Daniels
Because Tanzania is one of the major transit points for heroin trafficking from Central Asia, drug use has spread, and with it the transmission of AIDS and Hepatitis. The country has 300,000 drug users , of whom, half are concentrated in Dar es Salaam, the main city. Risky practices, such as needle...
In Uganda, homophobia is a harsh reality for LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). Since 2009, the country has tried several times to tighten its legislation against homosexuality. Recent parliamentary debates have reinforced an already deeply rooted intolerance, fuelled by certain...