MSF Ebola vaccination targets remote communities in DR Congo

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo MSF has started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province. This trial vaccination, part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak, will also be offered to contacts of patients. Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) yesterday started vaccinating Ebola […]

Children must be at heart of response to Ebola outbreak

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 […]

Wired: An Ebola Vaccine Gets Its First Real-World Test

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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. 

MSF Responds to Ebola in DRC

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Video MSF Responds to Ebola in DRC May 23, 2018 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up its response to tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

World Bank approves $12 million grant towards Ebola response in DR Congo

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 […]

Nature: Experimental Drugs Poised for Use in Ebola Outbreak

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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.

NBC News: Congo Starts Vaccinating Health Workers Against Ebola Virus

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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.

WHO supports Ebola vaccination of high-risk populations in DR Congo

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 […]

IOM, DR Congo government enhance Ebola screenings at border crossings

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 […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

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 […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

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 […]

DRC: Tackling the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province

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Field news DRC: Tackling the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province May 16, 2018 Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up its response to tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and limit the spread of the disease.

WHO Director-General visits Ebola-affected areas in DR Congo

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 […]

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.

DRC and its neighbours mobilise resources to tackle Ebola outbreak

Source: The Conversation Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria Because the DRC has had so many outbreaks it has developed the capacity to deal with new ones. But, it is critical for nearby countries to collaborate with it to ensure the outbreak stays under control. Chikwe Ihekweazu | Senior Honorary Lecturer on Infectious Diseases, […]

CERF allocates $2M to help humanitarian partners fight and contain new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Urgent activities include critical health action such as surveillance, treatment, community mobilization and sensitization, safe and dignified burials, and supporting logistics services. (New York, 11 May 2018) Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, has announced […]

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors live in fear of fresh disaster

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Sierra Leone The forested slopes that surround Freetown once provided natural protection for the city, but have now been denuded for largely illegal construction. “Who would live in an area that is disaster prone if they knew and valued their life? We had no idea, we have no choice” By […]

DRC: Ebola Cases Confirmed in Bikoro, Equator Province

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Press release DRC: Ebola Cases Confirmed in Bikoro, Equator Province May 09, 2018 An emergency team with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other international organizations to assess and support a rapid response to an Ebola […]

DRC: Emergency Team Supports Rapid Response to Ebola Cases

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Press release DRC: Emergency Team Supports Rapid Response to Ebola Cases May 09, 2018 An emergency team with the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with the Ministry of Health in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other international organizations to assess and support a rapid response to an […]