Boite organisée de Secours Sanitaire et d’Etudes (BOSSE)

BOSSE programmes cover the areas of peacebuilding, education, development and health in Eastern DR Congo.
Last updated: November 2017

Boite organisée de Secours Sanitaire et d’Etudes (BOSSE) was founded in South Kivu, DR Congo, in 1993. BOSSE saw a lack of attention from the Congolese state on newly repatriated Congolese and the need for a local humanitarian organisation to address their needs and concerns.

BOSSE was initially focused on health and established a health clinic. But, driven by the needs on the ground, the organisation has since expanded their activities to include education, development and peacebuilding.


  • Work for peace in local communities;
  • Initiate and build clinics and pharmacies in rural areas;
  • Develop strategies to fight against endemic diseases and other health problems in rural areas;
  • Disseminate methods of protection against tropical diseases and HIV/AIDS;
  • Initiate and build schools and literacy centres; and
  • Initiate economic development programs.

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