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Introduction

Impartiality in discussion

Martin Quack

Why is impartiality important?

05 Dec 2018 description

Whenever there are clashes here, they come and they rape women. Pregnant women, and also children and old women. Conflict leaving scores of sexual violence survivors behind in eastern DRC

03 Dec 2018 description

The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Our teams continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control.

Increasing number of cases

30 Nov 2018 description

Our teams are witnessing an increase in the mortality of malnourished children in Masisi, an isolated area of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where pervasive violence is restricting people’s access to healthcare.

In the last two months, the mortality rate in the healthcare facilities supported by MSF has risen from 6.4 per cent to 8 per cent.

People paralysed by fear

19 Nov 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in northeastern North Kivu province. With the number of cases surpassing 300, it is now the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak.

Latest figures - information as of 18 November 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health

366 TOTAL CASES

319 CONFIRMED CASES

167 CONFIRMED DEATHS

17 Nov 2018 description

In response to the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) is stepping up efforts to contain the epidemic.

02 Nov 2018 description

80% report being raped by armed men; patients include 22 under 5 year-olds

Kinshasa/London, 2 November 2018 - International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) treated 2,600 victims of sexual violence in the town of Kananga in Kasai Central province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), between May 2017 and September 2018. Eighty per cent reported having been raped by armed men.

01 Nov 2018 description

These testimonies are quite graphic in their detail and may be shocking to some. All names have been changed to protect the victims.

These testimonies were collected during a field visit by an MSF communications team to the Kananga project in September 2018. Kananga is the capital of the province of Kasai Central. MSF cares for survivors of sexual violence in the Kananga Provincial Reference Hospital, providing quality medical care and psychological support, free of charge.

01 Nov 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on August 1, 2018. The latest outbreak was originally centered in the small village of Mangina in North Kivu province, though the epicenter has now moved to the much larger city of Beni.

Latest figures, as of October 27, 2018 (provided by DRC Ministry of Health)
TOTAL CASES: 267
CONFIRMED CASES: 232
CONFIRMED DEATHS: 135

29 Oct 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the town of Mangina, in the northeastern North Kivu province.

267
TOTAL CASES
232
CONFIRMED CASES
135
CONFIRMED DEATHS

Retrospective investigations point to a possible start of the outbreak back in May – around the same time as the Equateur outbreak earlier in the year. Although no connection between the two outbreaks can be established, it cannot ruled out either.

25 Oct 2018 description

The current Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) likely began in May but wasn’t declared until August 1 after a case was reported in Mangina, North Kivu. As of October 16, the number of Ebola cases has reached 216 (181 confirmed).

16 Oct 2018 description

Alert is a quarterly magazine published by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA) that features compelling stories and photography from our work in the field. Below is an excerpt from MSF-USA Board President John P. Lawrence's introduction to the Fall 2018 issue (Vol 19. No. 3).

How we treat migrants and refugees making the journey from Central America to the United States has become a focus of public attention in this country and abroad.

11 Oct 2018 description

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 11, 2018—As the Ebola outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to spread, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has begun using novel medical approaches to prevent new infections and improve survival chances for those infected.

10 Oct 2018 description

New innovations in treatment used for a faster, more effective response

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 — The Ebola epidemic in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not under control yet, says medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), though some new aspects to the medical approach may help to strengthen the response. To date, 181 cases have been reported, of which 146 confirmed by laboratory tests. 80 people have died and 50 have recovered.

09 Oct 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the town of Mangina, in the northeastern North Kivu province.

Latest figures - information as of 26 September 2018; figures provided by DRC Ministry of Health

09 Oct 2018 description

"We will continue to support and strengthen the local health system." - Dr. Hilde Vochten, MSF Medical Coordinator in DRC

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reopened the surgical unit at Kananga Provincial Reference Hospital (HPRK), where the organisation has been providing medical and psychological care for victims of sexual violence since May 2017. In addition, MSF has set up a new project in the Tshikula health zone, providing maternal and child healthcare and emergency response.