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16 Aug 2018 description

CONTEXT

Since 1976, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has faced 9 epidemics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the latest of which occurred in May 2018. All these epidemics have been characterized by high infectiousness, high mortality, and serious degradation of the socioeconomic situation of the population.

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

10 Aug 2018 description

By Ombretta Baggio, senior community engagement and accountability adviser, IFRC

At the scene of a tragedy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a team of Red Cross volunteers faced a very sensitive dilemma. A resident of a remote village in the north of the country had died from Ebola. The family had been patiently and respectfully talked out of doing the traditional burial practices that have proved so deadly during previous outbreaks. They agreed to allow a safe and dignified burial by the Red Cross team. But there was a problem.

10 Aug 2018 description

North Kivu – New cases of Ebola were reported in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on July 31, just days after the country’s ninth epidemic was declared over in the Equateur Province. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is carrying out mobility mapping of the affected area, while beginning measures to help contain and end the new Ebola epidemic.

10 Aug 2018 description

CONTEXTE

Depuis 1976, la République démocratique du Congo a fait face à neuf épidémies de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) dont la dernière date de mai 2018. Toutes ces épidémies ont été caractérisées par une forte contagiosité, une mortalité élevée et une forte dégradation de la situation socioéconomique des populations.

07 Aug 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

On 08 May, 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) officially declared the 9th outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in DRC in the Equateur province. Since then, 54 EVD cases have been registered, including 38 confirmed cases. Seventeen (17) persons died from this epidemic including 2 health personnel. 21 people survived from the virus.
The 9th epidemic has been declared over on 25 July, as no new cases were detected from the 6th of June 2018.

07 Aug 2018 description

created/written by MPH@GW, the online MPH program

In July 2014, a businessman working for an international steel company took a flight from Liberia to Nigeria — and in that moment an already bad Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatened to become a worldwide catastrophe, the very stuff of Hollywood horror films.

02 Aug 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Faisant partie de personnes les plus affectées en temps de déplacement, les enfants ont besoin d’un environnement qui leur permettre de vivre normalement. A Bunia, les enfants déplacés ont choisi le football qui est à la fois une activité de détente et de rapprochement communautaire.

  • La communauté humanitaire de la RDC se met à l’heure du nouvel indicateur ‘’genre et âge’’.
    Le nouveau guide du Comité permanent interagences réaffirme une inclusion du genre et de l’âge dans la programmation humanitaire.

31 Jul 2018 description

CAMEROUN

LE CHOLÉRA SE PROPAGE DANS LES RÉGIONS DU NORD ET DU CENTRE

Le 23 juillet, les deux régions camerounaises du Nord et du Centre ont été déclarées touchées par l'épidémie de choléra qui a éclaté en mai dernier.

31 Jul 2018 description

Key updates

  • A total of 221,286 consultations were made with 81% refugees and 19% Nationals with an average consultation/ clinician/day at 54 against a standard of 50 per clinician per day. Rhino camp settlement had the highest consultation/clinician per day at 84.

  • Top morbidity conditions were malaria (38%), URTI(23%), LRTI(12%), Watery diarrhea(7%) and skin diseases(6%).

30 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • The declaration of the end of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Focus on the outbreaks in Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda

  • Monkeypox outbreak in Central African Republic

28 Jul 2018 description

Comme 42 jours (deux fois la période d’incubation) se sont écoulés depuis la dernière exposition possible à un cas confirmé de maladie à virus Ebola, le 24 juillet 2018, le Ministre de la santé, le Dr Oly Ilunga, a annoncé la fin de la flambée en République démocratique du Congo. Le Directeur général de l’OMS, le Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, et le Directeur régional pour la Région africaine, le Dr.

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • From January to June 2018, 39,361 children (12,810 girls; 26,551 boys) accessed critical protection services, including temporary emergency shelter, psychosocial support, release from detention, family tracing and reunification, medical support, as well as access to education and reintegration opportunities.

  • A total of 24,637 children with severe acute malnutrition (12,813 girls; 11,824 boys) were admitted and treated in 418 UNICEF-supported health facilities (Ministry of Health, May 2018).

27 Jul 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 22-28 July 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Ebola virus disease, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus and Salmonella Agona.

26 Jul 2018 description

The end of Democratic Republic of Congo’s 9th Ebola outbreak – which was announced on 25 July 2018 – is a time to mourn the lives lost and celebrate the work of Red Cross volunteers and communities who worked together to contain the disease. But it is also a time to prepare for a possible 10th outbreak and try to prevent it from happening, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.

26 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Continued conflict within the region has seen Uganda receive 121,672 refugees between January and June 2018.

26 Jul 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 26 July 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the official announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 24 July 2018, of the end of the Ebola virus outbreak in the country. He commends the Congolese Government for its swift and effective response since the outbreak was declared on 8 May 2018 in the province of Equateur.

26 Jul 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Abéba, le 26 juillet 2018: Le Président de la Commission de l’Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, se félicite de l’annonce officielle, ce 24 juillet 2018, par le Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo, de la fin de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola dans le pays. Il salue la diligence et l’efficacité qui ont caractérisé l’action gouvernementale depuis le déclenchement de l’épidémie, le 8 mai 2018, dans la province de l’Équateur.