Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo - An Ongoing Crisis
Dr Richard Brennan, Health Director, International Rescue Committee
Dr Pascal Ngoy Leya, International Rescue Committee
Chair: Dr Muzong Kodi - Chatham House Associate Fellow, British-Congo Forum Convenor
The International Rescue Committee will be publishing the findings of its 5th Survey of Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 22 January 2008. Previous IRC surveys asserted the Congo to be the greatest humanitarian crisis in the last 60 years.
Two of the new survey's lead authors, Dr Richard Brennan, IRC's Health Director based in New York, and Dr Pascal Ngoy Leya, who as acting Health Director in DR Congo was in-country focal point for the organisation of the last two surveys, will present an update on the current humanitarian situation in the Congo with reference to mortality.