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ULB-Cooperation is built upon the expertise and experiences that these founding entities have been developing for decades:
- 2013: Approval of the European Union “Project to Improve Health Services for Victims of Sexual Violence in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo- Clinical Training of Health Service Providers”.
- 2009: The CEMUBAC implements the World Bank’s Project to Support the Health Sector Reform (PARSS). The aim is to “reinforce management and technical skills of medical inspections in provinces and districts”.
- 1995: Actions are extended to the whole country along with other countries in Western Africa (Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire) and Central Africa (Rwanda and Burundi).
- 1985: The CEMUBAC supports the implementation of a primary care policy developed by the Zairean government through supporting three health zones in North Kivu: Kirotshe, Masisi and Rutshuru
- 1963: Launch of a new medical mission (IRSAC) in Lwiro (South Kivu) running four hospitals, one unit dedicated to children hospitalisation, labs and a network of clinics.
- 1960: Independence of Congo that leads to a decrease in on-site activities. CEMUBAC becomes a public-interest organisation under the Zairean law. Its medical work is pursued on site.
- 1938: Creation of the CEMUBAC (Scientific Medical Centre of the Free University of Brussels in Central Africa) to increase the University’s influence in the Belgian colonial field.
- 1980-2014: The SLCD is actively involved in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It focuses on food security and access to basic services, especially health services. The SLCD is recognised as an NGO and gets mostly involved in promoting the sustainable management of natural resources in 5 Western and Central Africa countries: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi.
- 1980: Creation of the SLCD (Secular Service of Development Cooperation), a nonprofit organisation founded by friends of the Free University of Brussels who wanted to promote the values of ULB (secularism and free enquiry) within the development sector.
- 1997: The SEDIF is recognised as an NGO.
- 1984: Creation of a nonprofit organization called SEDIF, the ULB Information and Training Services on Latin America.
- Early 70s: SEDIF is an actively involved organisation, due to the arrival of many political refugees from different Latin American countries under dictatorship. The SEDIF aims to create a supportive dialogue and raise awareness amongst the Belgian society through providing systematic information about the causes, effects, and perspectives of those dictatorships, as well asthe fights and alternatives of social movements.