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21 Oct 2018 description

The latest outbreak of the deadly disease in Congo has killed 152 people, mostly in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces.

KINSHASA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed at least 14 people, including two health workers, on Saturday in an area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where militia violence has hampered efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak, authorities said.

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21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

Editorial note

21 Oct 2018 description

L’OMS appuie la formation de six équipes pour les EDS

Dans le cadre de la riposte à l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ébola actuellement en cours dans la Province du nord Kivu en RDC, les résistances com- munautaires contre les enter- rement dignes et sécurisés (EDS) sont fréquentes. Les longues attentes des équipes d’EDS ont contribué à ces résistances.

Lorsque que les communautés donnent l’alerte pour signaler un décès communautaire, elles attendent une réaction rapide et diligente des équipes de la riposte.

20 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Cameroon: Two confirmed cases were reported from the Extreme North Region for the first time since the begining of the outbreak. The risk of propagation to Chad remains significant.

D. R. Congo: continuing decrease in Kasai Oriental but lethality still high. The overall situation is still concerning.

Niger: Encouraging decrease in the number of new cases over the past two weeks. However, the risk of further propagation remains high as border districts are still affected.

20 Oct 2018 description
report Caritas

Caritas Internationalis has launched a campaign with UNAIDS and PEPFAR to promote the diagnosis and early treatment of childhood HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The announcement came after more than 130 religious leaders and health providers met in Kisangani on September 18 to discuss ways to better identify cases of AIDS in children and how to better mobilise communities to improve the diagnosis and treatment for children living with AIDS.

20 Oct 2018 description

Le 16 octobre 2018, une délégation du système des Nations Unies Kalemie (MONUSCO - IOM) a mené une mission d'évaluation à Koki à une vingtaine de kilomètres au sud de la ville de Kalemie, dans la chefferie de Tumbwe, sur l'axe Kalemie-Kawama-Koki. Des membres de la chefferie Tumbwe ont été associés à cette descente de terrain.

19 Oct 2018 description

October 19, 2018

Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit; includes humanitarian response in South Sudan and longer-term agricultural support for families in northern Kenya affected by frequent drought

Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit from twelve projects totaling $3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in August and September

19 Oct 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.9 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.1 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 457 million

19 Oct 2018 description

Clarifying the roles of the African Union (AU) and subregional organisations is a central element of the AU reforms. It is key in terms of managing expectations about what the AU can or cannot do, as well as coordinating Africa’s responses to avoid duplication of efforts. But this issue is also divisive, and it is unclear whether AU member states will reach a concrete decision on a division of labour at the upcoming extraordinary summit on reforms in Addis Ababa on 17 November.

19 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION

  • Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. Violence and insecurity continue to drive urgent food and relief needs in the DRC’s greater Kasaï region as well as Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces, with a recent Ebola outbreak in Ituri and North Kivu further complicating the humanitarian situation.

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and Nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of August 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Health and nutrition key highlights

  • Surveillance system has been modified from weekly to daily following the Ebola outbreak in the neighboring DRC. New arrivals are being screened for Ebola at all entry points into Uganda and no case has been reported in Uganda by end of September 2018

19 Oct 2018 description

Juba 15 October, 2018 – South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory infrastructure developed with support from WHO as part of emergency preparedness.

19 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Vous me connaissez sûrement comme Eunice Muba, une Enfant Reporter de Kinshasa, mais aujourd’hui j’ai 18 ans et je suis devenue une Jeune Reporter. Seul mon âge a changé car mes objectifs sont restés les mêmes : plaider en faveur de mes pairs, défendre leurs droits et rendre ce monde meilleur pour chaque enfant.