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22 Mar 2018 description

In October 2016, Haiti was hit by its strongest hurricane for more than half a century. Hurricane Matthew caused enormous damage, killing more than 470 people, leaving more than 175 000 homeless and decimating what little infrastructure the country had.

Despite the devastation, within five days of receiving a request for help, WHO medical supplies – including cholera and malaria diagnosis and treatment kits – were being delivered to affected areas.

13 Mar 2018 description

Depuis plus de quarante ans, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) apporte une assistance médicale à des populations aux prises avec des crises menaçant leur survie : principalement en cas de conflits armés, mais aussi d’épidémies, de pandémies, de catastrophes naturelles ou encore d’exclusion des soins.

09 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BLOG – My phone rings. I am at home in Kisangani (province of Tshopo) where I work as Head of UNICEF office for the neighboring provinces of Tshopo and Bas-Uélé. It’s 10:30 pm. It’s UNICEF Representative ai in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dr. Tajudeen Oyewale, calling me. At this hour, a call from Dr. Tajudeen? It can only be a disaster. Indeed, this is one: there is Ebola in Likati, in the far north east of the country.

“There is Ebola in Likati”

09 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

BIBIANE AMBONGO

BLOG – Mon tel sonne. Je suis chez moi à Kisangani (province de la Tshopo) où je travaille comme responsable du bureau de l’UNICEF pour les provinces voisines de la Tshopo et du Bas-Uélé. Il est 22h30. Lorsque je vois le numéro du Représentant ai de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (le Dr Tajudeen Oyewale) s’afficher sur l’écran de mon téléphone, j’essaie de faire le rapprochement avec l’heure. A cette heure, un coup de fil de Tajudeen ? Ca ne peut être qu’une catastrophe. Effectivement, cela en est bien une : Ebola.

20 Dec 2017 description

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017. Relive some of WHO's major achievements in the past year.

See the timeline here

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

3,900,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide
(OCHA Sept 2017)

475,019 refugees in DRC
(UNHCR July 2017)

38,405 cases of cholera cases since January 2017
(Ministry of Health)

7.7 million people require food assistance
(IPC, June 2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million 32.2% of required funds available

Highlights

20 Oct 2017 description

WHO Health Emergencies programme in the African Region: Compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks

It is our sincere pleasure to share with you a compendium of short reports on selected outbreaks in the WHO African Region. This compendium covers the following outbreaks:

  • Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

  • Meningococcal septicaemia in Liberia,

  • Cholera in Malawi,

  • Meningitis in Nigeria,

  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever in Namibia,