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25 Jul 2018 description

Situation Update

On 24 July 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. The announcement comes 42 days (two incubation periods) after blood samples from the last confirmed Ebola patient twice tested negative for the disease.

25 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In June, UNICEF participated in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) side event focusing on nutrition and food security co-hosted by UNICEF, WFP and FAO - In June, 90,430 people were provided with essential household items, and shelter materials through the Rapid Response to Population Movement (RRMP).

25 Jul 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation - Key Numbers

4.49 million Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) (OCHA, April 2018)

7.9 million children in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA, Jan.2018)

2 million Children are suffering from Sever Acute malnutrition (DRC Cluster Nutrition, May 2018)

12,726 cases of cholera reported since January 2018 (Ministry of Health, June 2018)

Key Highlights

25 Jul 2018 description

As 42 days (two incubation periods) have passed since the last possible exposure to a confirmed Ebola virus disease case, on 24 July 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Oly Ilunga announced the end of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, commends the country and partners in the response against the outbreak while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

25 Jul 2018 description

Brussels, 25 July 2018

The World Health Organisation has today declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be over. These are welcome news.

Today our thoughts are with the victims and the brave health workers who fought on the frontline against this dangerous virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

25 Jul 2018 description

Geneva, 25 July 2018 – The following can be attributed to Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC):

“We join the DRC Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the DRC Red Cross and, above all, the people of Equateur Province in celebrating today’s announcement. Of course, our thoughts are always with the families of those who died as well as the survivors.

25 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

En réponse à l'annonce faite aujourd’hui de la fin de l’épidémie Ébola en République démocratique du Congo, Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, responsable du programme humanitaire d'Oxfam en RDC, a déclaré: "Aujourd'hui, la RDC pousse un soupir de soulagement en voyant le pays exempt d'Ébola. Le travail acharné et la réponse rapide du secteur de la santé, du gouvernement, des agences d'aide humanitaire et des communautés affectées montrent ce qui peut être réalisé grâce à un effort d'équipe bien coordonné.

25 Jul 2018 description
report The Guardian

With the recent outbreak declared over in little more than two months, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health minister explains how a major crisis was avoided

The ninth and latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is now over. I did not think I would be able to utter these words so soon after it all started on 8 May. This outbreak, the most challenging the country has ever faced, had all the makings of a major crisis.

25 Jul 2018 description
report Swiss Red Cross

La République démocratique du Congo a officiellement annoncé la fin de l’épidémie d’Ebola. Un succès qu’il convient de mettre au crédit des mesures de prévention rapidement mises en œuvre. Sabine Hediger, infirmière suisse expérimentée, a prêté main-forte à l’équipe internationale de la Croix-Rouge déployée sur le terrain.

25 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA, 24 juillet 2018 –Le Gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo a annoncé aujourd’hui le 25 juillet 2018 à Kinshasa la fin de l'épidémie à virus d’Ebola, onze semaines après sa déclaration dans la Province de l’Equateur, au Nord–ouest de la République démocratique du Congo. L’UNICEF se félicite de la réponse coordonnée et efficace sous la coordination du Ministre de la Santé qui a permis de rapidement endiguer la propagation de la maladie.

25 Jul 2018 description

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Ministry of Health (MoH) declared today the end of a recent Ebola epidemic. Between May and mid-July, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ran a three-month emergency intervention in Equateur Province to aid the MoH and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response.

25 Jul 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 25 juillet 2018

L'Organisation mondiale de la santé a déclaré ce jour que l'épidémie du virus Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) était terminée. C'est une bonne nouvelle.

Toutes nos pensées vont aujourd'hui aux victimes et aux vaillants professionnels de la santé qui ont été en première ligne dans les combats livrés contre ce dangereux virus en République démocratique du Congo.

24 Jul 2018 description

24 juillet 2018
Communiqué de presse
Kinshasa/Genève

Aujourd’hui marque la fin de la neuvième flambée d’Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) félicite le pays et tous ceux qui ont été impliqués pour juguler cette flambée, tout en les exhortant à étendre ce succès à la lutte contre d’autres maladies en RDC.

24 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KINSHASA, 24 July, 2018 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced the end of the Ebola virus epidemic, eleven weeks after its declaration in the Province of Ecuador, in the country’s northwest. UNICEF commends the effective joint response, under the coordination of the Ministry of Health, which was instrumental in helping to stem the spread of the disease.

24 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

In response to the announcement today, that the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has officially ended, Oxfam’s humanitarian programme manager in the DRC, Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-saa, said:

“Today the DRC breathes a sigh of relief that the country is Ebola-free.

24 Jul 2018 description

24 July 2018 News Release KINSHASA/GENEVA

Today marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC.

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, joined Minister of Health Dr Oly Ilunga for the announcement in Kinshasa.

24 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

See at a glance how the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot supported its partners' response to global humanitarian crises in this overview of major shipments and events from January through June 2018.

23 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

306,392 # of refugees and asylum seekers, Burundians and Congolese, in three camps (UNHCR, 31 May 2018)

165,452 (54 per cent) # of refugee children requiring humanitarian assistance.

61,278 (20 per cent) # of under 5 children living in the three refugee camps.

33,153 # of refugees voluntarily returned to Burundi of the 58,464 registered as of June 2018.

23 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:

23 Jul 2018 description

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 23 July 2018 – Tomorrow (24 July) will mark 42 days since the last patient with Ebola was identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

If no other cases of the Ebola virus disease are identified, the DRC Ministry of Health will announce the official end of the outbreak on Wednesday 25 July.