In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), medical equipment maintenance in health structures is a huge problem. If there is a lack of equipment, the staff do not have the skills to repair the faulty equipment.
Jenga Maarifa, a previous project led by the NGOs Médecins sans Vacances and Humatem in South Kivu, paved the way for Jenga Maarifa II. The two NGOs are now working with ULB-Coopération on this new project. Since the beginning of 2020, North Kivu benefits from the North-Kivu provincial centre of lifelong learning (“centre provincial de formation continue” or CFNK). The centre provides the infrastructure that is needed to implement this project training biomedical technicians and strengthening the biomedical parks in North and South-Kivu.