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28 Sep 2012 description

09/28/2012 11:53 GMT

PARIS, Sept 28, 2012 (AFP) - A haemorrhagic fever that killed two people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009 and left a third person seriously ill was caused by a novel virus, researchers said.

The newly-found microbe is likely to exist naturally among insects or animals but may also be spread by human contact, they said.

It has been called Bas-Congo virus, or BASV, after the province in southwestern DR Congo where the three cases occurred, they said in a genetic study of the pathogen.

04 Dec 2009 description

Since 1998, regional and internal armed conflict has generated significant population displacement and associated humanitarian needs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Access to health services and water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities remains limited for conflicted-affected populations. The protracted conflict has also reduced access to agricultural land and local markets, undermining livelihoods and increasing population vulnerability.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

27 Jul 2009 description

GLIDE no. EP-2009-000008-COD

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Mar 2009 description
report Radio Okapi

Kasaï Occidental | 03 Mars 2009 à 09:46:53

Environ 60% de la population du territoire de Mweka, tous âges confondus, sont frappés par la malnutrition. Conséquence de l'épidémie d'Ebola qui avait paralysé les activités champêtres. La Caritas développement Mweka est préoccupée par cette situation et dénonce l'absence d'une politique post épidémique, rapporte radiookapi.net

Après Ebola, plus de 300 000 habitants de ce territoire vivent dans des conditions difficiles. La nourriture et l'eau potable sont rares.

19 Feb 2009 description

Points saillants :

- Le manque d'accès entrave l'action humanitaire dans la province du Maniema.

- Fin de la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola dans les zones de santé de Mueka et Luebo, dans le Kasai Occidental.

- 7 234 congolais expulsés de l'Angola ont besoin d'une assistance pour leur réinsertion dans le territoire de Kasongo-Lunda, dans la province du Bandundu.

Contexte général

Maniema

- 14 personnes d'une même famille ont été tuées par un commandant du groupe armé Mayi-Mayi à la suite d'une dispute entre deux commandants dans le …

18 Feb 2009 description
report IRIN

GOME, 18 February 2009 (IRIN) - An epidemic of the haemorrhagic Ebola fever reported in Mweka and Luebo health zones in the Province of Kasai Occidental is over, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health ministry said.

Some 32 cases, including 15 deaths, had been reported since 15 December, ministry spokesman Augustin Mopipi Mukulumania said on 16 February.

The outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), was confirmed by laboratory tests at the Institut National de Recherches Biologiques in Kinshasa, the Centre International de Recherches Médicales de …

17 Feb 2009 description

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has on 16 February 2009 declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in the Mweka and Luebo health zones in the Province of Kasai Occidental . The last person to be infected by the virus died on 1 January 2009. This is more than double the maximum incubation period (42 days) for Ebola.

As of today, the health authorities have reported a total of 32 cases, including 15 deaths from Ebola. These 32 cases include confirmed, probable and suspect cases.

16 Feb 2009 description

General Context

The joint military operations (DRC and Rwanda) are still on-going with 65% achievement according to the government of DRC. Security situation in CAR is of major concern. Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe not yet controlled but the situation of neighboring countries seems under control.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still ongoing. In week 6, a total of 47 cases with 1 death were reported. As of February 13th, 320 cases and 2 deaths were notified. Four provinces are affected*.

16 Feb 2009 description

Contexte général

Les opérations militaires conjointes (RDC et Rwanda) continuent toujours avec 65% de réalisation selon le gouvernement de la RDC. La situation sécuritaire en RCA est très préoccupante. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est pas encore contrôlée mais la situation dans les pays voisins semble sous contrôle.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aiguës

- Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue. A la semaine 6, au total 47 cas et 1 décès ont été notifiés. Au 13 février, 320 cas et 2 décès ont été notifiés. Quatre provinces sont touchées.

16 Feb 2009 description

L'ESSENTIEL DES ACTIVITES DE l'OMS EN RD CONGO

SOMMAIRE GENERAL:

- Déclaration de fi n de l'épidémie de la fi èvre hémorragique à virus Ebola dans les zones de santé de Mweka et Luebo ce 16 février 2009 à Kinshasa par le Ministre de la Santé Publique;

- Flambée de choléra dans le Sud Kivu: 1.406 cas dont 14 décès enregistrés de la 1ère à la 6ème semaine de 2009. Au cours de la 6ème semaine, cette province a notifi é 135 nouveaux cas avec 1 décès, soit un taux de létalité de 0,74%.

14 Feb 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

09 Feb 2009 description

Contexte général

Les opérations militaires conjointes (RDC et Rwanda) continuent. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe demeure une grosse préoccupation pour la communauté humanitaire. Les clusters santé et WASH ont revu le dernier scénario et ont fait appel la semaine dernière à une mobilisation générale pour combattre la maladie.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aiguës

- Angola: L'épidémie de choléra continue. Au 1er fév 2009 ; 273 cas et 1 décès ont été notifiés. 3 provinces sont touchées.

09 Feb 2009 description

General Context

The joint military operations (DRC and Rwanda) are still on-going. Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still of big concern for the humanitarian community. The Health and WASH clusters have revised the latest scenario and appealed last week for global mobilization to fight the killing disease.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still ongoing. As of February 1st, 273 cases and 1 death were notified. Three provinces are affected.

07 Feb 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

02 Feb 2009 description
report IRIN

KINSHASA, 2 February 2009 (IRIN) - An Ebola outbreak in southern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) Kasai Occidental Province is now under control, according to a UN official.

"The epidemic has stabilised but we cannot say it is over.

02 Feb 2009 description

General Context

On-going joint military operations (DRC and Rwanda) to bring peace in eastern DRC. Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has reached the worst case scenario, WHO is appealing for global mobilization to fight the killing disease. WHO continues to support information sharing from affected countries, coordination through the cluster approach, identifying and filling gaps and appealing for resources to support health actions in emergencies in the African Region.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still ongoing.

02 Feb 2009 description

Contexte général

Poursuite des opérations militaires conjointes (RDC et Rwanda) pour pacifier l'est de la RDC. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe a atteint le pire scénario. L'OMS a lancé un appel pour une mobilisation globale afin de combattre la maladie.