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09 Jan 2018 description
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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
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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
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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


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,

22 Sep 2017 description
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• On August 1, 2017, the UNICEF Executive Director activated the Level 3 Corporate Emergency Response for the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period of 6 months.

• In 2017 there have been 23,959 suspected cases of cholera and 528 deaths (fatality rate: 2.2%) recorded. The year 2017 is expected to be one of the worst year of the last ten years in term of cholera cases as the limit of 1,800 cases/week was already passed during the reporting period.