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Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 4:30pm

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing more than $3.5 million in rapid response Ebola assistance to support efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea. The assistance will support disease surveillance, laboratory testing, infection prevention and control, contact tracing, community awareness and social mobilization, and logistics management.

On February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health in the DRC confirmed an Ebola outbreak in North Kivu Province. Separately, on February 14, 2021, the Guinean Ministry of Health also confirmed an Ebola outbreak. At this time, DRC reports 11 confirmed cases including four deaths and Guinea reports 18 confirmed and probable cases including eight deaths. The U.S. assistance will complement the ongoing response efforts of the governments of DRC and Guinea.

A group of farmers who received support as part of the USAID-funded coffee value chains activity in South Kivu.  Through this activity, the coffee cooperatives supported by USAID learned how to improve the production of coffee cherries from harvesting to delivery to international buyers.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

USAID is proud to announce a new $23 million, five-year award: Feed the Future Democratic Republic of the Congo Value Chains activity. The goal is to increase household incomes and access to nutrient rich crops by linking 60,000 small-holder farmers in South Kivu to markets and suppliers. The activity will increase specialty coffee production and exports to increase farmer incomes, while also marketing nutritious crops such as beans to reduce malnutrition.

Last updated: June 03, 2021

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