Paul Brockmann worked as the project coordinator for a year in the Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) primary health care program in and around the village of Mweso, in North Kivu Province. People living in this area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have to contend with ongoing insecurity and outbreaks of violence that push them out of their homes. They suffer from preventable diseases like cholera, measles, and malaria, and are often unable to access medical care. Which is why MSF has been working there for 30 years. Here Brockmann describes what he saw during his time in North Kivu.