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13 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation

Eric Osor, Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University

Partners

13 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Kinshasa/Dakar, 1er juillet 2017. Le ministère de la Santé a déclaré la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola en République Démocratique du Congo après que 42 jours se soient écoulés sans nouveaux cas signalés.

12 Jul 2017 description

Health advisories for travelers to Saudi Arabia, Hajj, 1438 H

Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest and most longstanding annual mass gathering event in the world. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has issued Health conditions for travelers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj) – health requirements and recommendations in connection with performing hajj in 2017 (1438 H)

Editorial note

10 Jul 2017 description

Overview

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.

This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kinshasa, 7 juillet 2017 : Avec la moitié de ses 26 provinces touchées par les violences armées, les conflits intercommunautaires, les maladies et les catastrophes naturelles, tout ceci dans un contexte régional volatile et des moyens financiers les plus bas de ces dernières années, les six premiers mois de l’année 2017 ont prouvé que la République Démocratique du Congo demeure dans une crise humanitaire implacable à l’impact suffocant pour des millions de personnes.

07 Jul 2017 description

Kinshasa, 7 July 2017: With half of its 26 provinces affected by armed violence, ethnic conflict, diseases and natural disasters, all this within a volatile regional context and amid historically low levels of funding, the first six months of 2017 have proven that the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains an unrelenting humanitarian crisis that is having a suffocating impact on millions of people.

05 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Kinshasa/Dakar, July 1st, 2017. The Ministry of Health has declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo after 42 days passed without newly reported cases. The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) medical teams left the Muma health area in Likati district, which was affected by the epidemic.

04 Jul 2017 description
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Points saillants

Le Ministre de la Santé a déclaré la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola dans la zone sanitaire de Likati le 1er juillet 2017 lors d’un événement dédié, en présence de l’UNICEF, WHO, CDC et de représentants de la presse.

Le Ministre a souligné les élément clés qui ont permis d’enrayer l’épidémie:

03 Jul 2017 description
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3 juillet 2017 – L'épidémie récente d'Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) est terminée, a annoncé lundi l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), tout en soulignant que la surveillance renforcée du virus continue.

L'annonce a été faite par l'agence onusienne 42 jours après que les tests concernant le dernier patient touché par un cas confirmé d'Ebola dans la province de Bas-Uélé se soient révélés négatifs pour la deuxième fois.

03 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Minister of Health declared the end of the Ebola epidemic in Likati health Zone as of 1 July, 2017 at a special event organized with the presence of UNICEF, WHO, CDC and the media.

  • Key features of the response highlighted by the Minister included:

o effective vigilance of the community and health workers at the district level, and the efficient and coordinated communication between the central, provincial and community levels that contributed to early detection of the epidemic;

03 Jul 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 41 events: three Grade 3, seven Grade 2, six Grade 1, and twenty five ungraded events.

02 Jul 2017 description

Brazzaville/Kinshasa, 2 July 2017 – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province tested negative for the disease for the second time. Enhanced surveillance in the country will continue, as well as strengthening of preparedness and readiness for Ebola outbreaks.

01 Jul 2017 description

Date of information: 30 June 2017

1. Situation update

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north east of the country remains stable. As WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure the outbreak remains controlled, planning is also underway to declare the end of the outbreak on 2 July 2017.

29 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG declares a disaster in the Kasaï region due to increased conflict and displacement

  • GoDRC and WHO declare EVD outbreak in Bas-Uélé Province in May

  • USG provides additional $51.6 million in humanitarian assistance for DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

29 Jun 2017 description

This Operations Update reports on activities of the DREF operation launched on 14 May 2017 to tackle Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in DRC.

On 15 May 2017, a DREF operation to stop the progress of an EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was launched, seeking CHF 199,110 to assist 5,831 people for 3 months.