Democratic Republic of Congo

Country Ambassadors:

Kamwiziku guyguy

 Kamwiziku Guyguy, Microbiologist, Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa. Email: On request
 Fungal burden of disease in Democratic Republic of Congo: Now published 2021
 How you have helped GAFFI so far?
Help to review the existence of fungal diseases in the DRC

- Participate in listing the diagnostic tool in the DRC

- Participate in listing the antifungals used in the DRC
 Personal comment on the major needs in Austria which GAFFI should be addressing:
- Training of laboratory staff on the diagnosis of fungal diseases from microscopy to molecular biology

- Equipped with a few reference laboratories with diagnostic tools due to the vastness of the country, making it possible to create a network around a central laboratory which would be at the University of Kinshasa

o Kinshasa (west)

o Kasai (center)

o Lubumbashi (South east)

o Bukavu (central east)

o Kisangani (North east)

- Carrying out studies on some fungal diseases across a few sites in the country (the DRC is very heterogeneous) this will allow advocacy with donors.
 Links to key fungal/global health institutions in DCR:
WHO : https://www.who.int/countries/cod

ONUSIDA : https://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/democraticrepublicofthecongo

Fond Mondial : https://www.theglobalfund.org/fr/

CROIX ROUGE : https://www.croixrouge-rdc.org/notre-vision-et-mission