Blogs, publications, reports and other resources associated with our work in DRC.
People living with HIV (PLHIV) in DRC face a number of challenges both in the community and in their own homes, from wide spread discrimination to lack of care and support services. The two women in this story, Aimée Kasongo and Sarah Masengo, worked with LIFT II and partners to overcome the stigmas surrounding their disease and improve their lives and health.
In August of 2015, a savings group, called Amani, which means “hope” in Lingala, conducted its first-ever share-out ceremony since its inception 9 months ago. Amani is among the 60 savings groups that have been initiated in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in DRC with technical support from LIFT II since October 2014. These groups are a part of the […]
It is a late August afternoon in Lubumbashi. Grace Muyimba (name changed to protect privacy) is not yet home. She began the day at the health clinic for her ART appointment this morning before heading to Tsamilemba (the community meeting place not far from the clinic) for the gathering of her savings group, called Amani, which […]
People living with HIV face a number of challenges both in the community and in their own homes, from wide spread discrimination to lack of care and support services. In Lubumbashi, DRC, LIFT is working with World Food Program and World Production to target food assistance to PLHIV and other vulnerable and malnourished populations, so that individuals […]
Collaboration is central to LIFT II’s approach to strengthening the continuum of care for people living with HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable households.LIFT II and Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) work closely together in all countries where both projects are currently active, and this story showcases new levels of collaboration in Tanzania and DRC to address […]
This technical process note provides an overview of the situational analysis–the first step in LIFT II’s country- and community-specific program design process. From the national level to the community level, an SA provides a critical understanding of a wide array of interrelated factors—including contextual vulnerabilities, societal gender and cultural norms related to economic strengthening, livelihoods, and food security (ES/L/FS). […]
The third day of a recent five-day joint training on the nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) approach delivered to 24 trainer-of-trainers from the health sector by LIFT II and two of our USAID-funded partner projects, FANTA and ASSIST, started with a discussion of “C”—the counseling—in NACS. Participants, including physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and HIV and […]
This technical process note provides an overview of LIFT II’s work in establishing clinic-to-community referral systems. LIFT II connects clients accessing clinical HIV and nutrition services to a continuum of care and support, focusing on links to economic strengthening, livelihood, and food security opportunities that can improve their overall health and social outcomes. The creation of a viable […]
This technical note provides an overview of the organizational network analysis (ONA) process that LIFT II uses to identify and map community services and collect data on existing connections between service providers. The project adapted this methodology, which had previously been used to assess relationships only between health services in urban areas, as the first […]
Building on the work conducted during earlier visits to DRC, LIFT II travelled to Kinshasa in January 2014 to prepare for and conduct 2 two-day stakeholder learning and dissemination workshops in both of the project’s learning sites—Kingabwa and Mbankana—located in Kinshasa Province. The meeting engaged stakeholders working in ES/L/FS, health, and referrals, who participated in […]