OUR VISION IS TO REDUCE ILLNESS AND DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH FUNGAL DISEASES WORLDWIDE.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Country Ambassadors

Kamwiziku guyguy

 

 Kamwiziku Guyguy, Microbiologist, Kinshasa University Hospital, Kinshasa. email
 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