Source: UN Children’s Fund Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo UNICEF is scaling up prevention efforts in schools across all three affected health zones, installing hand-washing units in 277 schools and supporting awareness-raising activities. Children continue to be at risk and are affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]
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In the News Wired: An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test May 24, 2018 Micaela Serafini, medical director of Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland, discusses the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the new vaccine that is being used. View External Media.
Source: World Bank Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The grant, issued by the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), will support the surge in activities outlined under the approved three-month $56.8 million Ebola response plan released by the DRC government. WASHINGTON, MAY 22 2018 — The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility […]
In the News Nature: Experimental Drugs Poised for Use in Ebola Outbreak May 22, 2018 Annick Antiernes, an Ebola clinical trial coordinator for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), talks about the possibility of using experimental Ebola medicines in the current Democratic Republic of Congo outbreak. View External Media.
In the News NBC News: Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Virus May 22, 2018 Dr. Micaela Serafini, medical director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), discusses giving health care workers the new Ebola vaccine as they work to combat the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. View External Media.
Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo The Ministry of Health, WHO and other key partners are implementing a ring vaccination to protect persons who have had contact with confirmed cases, as well as healthcare workers with potential exposure to EVD. The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the support […]
Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo On May 19, IOM is supporting the deployment of teams of epidemiologists and medical staff from the Ministry of Health and the National Programme of Hygiene at Borders to 16 points of entry. Kinshasa – Tomorrow (19/05), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is supporting […]
Source: British Broadcasting Corporation Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million people about 130km from the area where the first cases were confirmed earlier this month. The Ebola outbreak in Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears […]
Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo One new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province. One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of […]
Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo WHO is deploying experts and coordinating partners as well as providing supplies and equipment to provide life-saving care and support infection prevention and control. 13 May 2018, Kinshasa – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today visited the town of Bikoro in […]
Since the publication of the first Disease Outbreak News on the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of the Congo on 10 May 2018, an additional seven suspected cases have been notified by the country’s Ministry of Health. Importantly, since the last update, cases have been reviewed and reclassified, and some discarded.