Malaria Zentralafrika


Since 2013, people in the Central African Republic have been living in a civil war. Many of them have been displaced, can no longer cultivate their fields and medical care is poor. It is a humanitarian disaster.

During the malaria season from August to December, additional tents and beds are erected for seriously ill children.

Informationen zum Einsatzgebiet & Projekt

  • Einsatzgebiet
    Central African Republic, Bossangoa
  • Beteiligte Organisationen
    A project by and in implementation by Medicins sans Frontieres.
  • Spendenvolumen
    The project volume in 2021 was €500,000, funded by The HELPING PEOPLE Foundation. Focus of the donation is the treatment of malaria in children.

Our Helping People | THE DONORS

Judith Wurm 3Marian Wurm Detail


Area of activity: Central African Republic, Bossangoa

Donation volume:
The project volume in 2021 was €500,000, funded by The HELPING PEOPLE Foundation. Focus of the donation is the treatment of malaria in children.

Organisations involved:
A project by and in implementation by Medicins sans Frontieres.


Residents of the region, focus on children

The health system is dilapidated due to the civil war. There is a lack of qualified staff and equipment. As a result, important vaccinations for children are low. Breeding ground for contagious diseases such as measles and meningitis, which often result in death. The immune system of young children, in particular, is not strong enough to withstand more severe diseases in the humanitarian emergency.

Malaria is the main cause of death in the Bossangoa region.

At the hospital in Bossangoa, Doctors Without Borders E. V. provides extensive medical care from the emergency room to the paediatric ward, with the aim of constantly improving medical care, helping people and reducing the death rate.

In addition, the offer is extended by a mobile team. Travelling in the region is dangerous. Outpatient care in the villages brings help to the people, who need it so badly. Targets

  • The survival rate for malaria diseases in young children has increased.
  • Durch ein Früherkennungssystem in den Dörfern, können Bewohner:innen selbst Malaria Erkrankungen erkennen.
  • Making sure that the medical staff is well-trained and prepared for difficult courses of disease.


Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a sparsely populated landlocked country in the middle of Africa. The people are suffering from the consequences of a long-standing civil war. Ongoing violence and fighting between rebel militias endanger the population. Rebels abduct children and turn them into soldiers. Escape is often the only way out.


Most of the Central African Republic forms part of the humid tropics with consistently high temperatures throughout the year. The vegetation in the north is predominantly dry savannah. The country has maintained a high level of biodiversity due to its sparse population density. Many habitats are largely untouched and provide space for monkeys, antelopes, elephants, rhinos, hyenas, crocodiles and hippos. Some of the endangered mountain gorillas still live in the dense rainforests in the south.


Without the right to schooling, the number of illiterate people over the age of 15 is estimated at 63.2%. In 2014, more than half of all schools in the country were closed. The World Bank estimates that around 30% of children did not attend primary school and 22% did not attend secondary school.


Only a few of the former indigenous people, the pygmies, still live in the south-western rainforests. The Bantu people of the Ngala tribe also belong to the minority. With 4%, the Yakoma and the Mbaka are the largest tribes. Several Sahelo-Sudanese people live in the north, of which the Baya are the largest tribe with 33%, followed by the Banda with 27%, the Manchia with 13%, the Sara tribe with 10% and the Mboum tribe with 7%. The official languages since 1991 have been Sango and, of course, French.