Kamwiziku Guyguy, Microbiologist, Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa. email
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/fr/regionscountries/democraticrepublicofthecongo Fond Mondial : https://www.theglobalfund.org/fr/ CROIX ROUGE : https://www.croixrouge-rdc.org/notre-vision-et-mission