The recent history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been one of civil war and corruption. The war claimed up to six million lives, either as a direct result of fighting, or because of disease and malnutrition.
Fighting was fuelled by the country’s vast mineral wealth, with all sides taking advantage of the anarchy to plunder natural resources, leaving many people battling poverty and extreme hunger. The horrific abuse, including rape and sexual slavery, endured during the war led to an advance in HIV and AIDS in DRC.
However, things are looking up. Typically, Sure Chill vaccine refrigerators store human vaccines, but they also work perfectly well for storing veterinary vaccines. This story uncovers how our technology is helping families affected by AIDS in DRC protect their animals and their livelihood. We spoke to charity AFCA and Elikya Centre in Gemena to find out more.
Read the full case study, here.