The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the 30 countries most severely affected by tuberculosis. The Ministry of Public Health involved BACKUP Health in its national strategy to fight tuberculosis and HIV in prisons to take stock of the situation and produce a systematic plan of measures. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), BACKUP Health advises government and civil society organisations across the globe on how to use financing to strengthen health systems, focusing particularly on gender and human rights. This measure is financed by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
‘Infected inmates suffer twofold’
Three questions for the Congolese doctor Danny Badila about the situation of prisoners living with tuberculosis
Text: Sofia Shabafrouz Illustration: Julian Rentzsch