About 20 million people in the DRC are at risk of contracting river blindness, a debilitating neglected tropical disease. For 27 years, Merck has donated the treatment for this disease for free in one of the most successful public-private partnerships in global health. Feature Article and Video.
The ongoing trial is the first of its kind for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With 39 soldiers standing accused before the military court, it is the largest rape proceeding in the country’s history.