Sr. Rose Namulisa Balaluka is a member of the Daughters of the Resurrection in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Fluent in English, French, and local languages like Kiswahili and Mashi, she has worked in public relations and communication for the Sisters of the Resurrection in Bukavu, and represents her community in its partnership with Medicines For Humanity. Currently, she is enrolled in Bukavu Teacher Training College, while teaching undergraduate English there. Her research interests are in child protection and the promotion of women’s rights.

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Insecurity, lack of resources challenge Congo sisters' health care work

COVID-19 worsened the blanket of insecurity and fear in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the Daughters of the Resurrection in Bukavu — teaming up with other congregations — persist in their health care mission.