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12 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 84,000 Congolese have fled to neighboring Uganda to date in 2018

  • Continued FAW infestations could reduce harvests in eastern DRC

  • USG, relief organizations respond to Ebola outbreak in northwestern DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan decided to dispatch the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team from June 11 in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo concerning the Ebola virus disease outbreak.

  2. The Team will work for strengthening surveillance system and laboratory confirmation capabilities in Kinshasa, in collaboration with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and International Organizations.

12 Jun 2018 description

1. Situation Update

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. One month into the response, there is cautious optimism about the situation in Bikoro and Wangata (especially Mbandaka) health zones where the last confirmed EVD case was reported on 16 May 2018. The primary focus of the response has moved from the urban areas of Equateur Province to the most remote and hard-to-reach places in Itipo and the greater Iboko Health Zone.

12 Jun 2018 description

Mbandaka/Itipo, 11 JUIN 2018. Le Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Directeur général de l’OMS s’est dit ‘‘prudemment optimiste’’ pour finir le travail qui reste, après un mois d’une intervention vigoureuse de l’OMS et de ses partenaires contre l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola, déclarée le 08 mai 2018 dans le pays par le Ministre de la Santé, le Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga.

12 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam provides desperately needed food in DR Congo's Ebola outbreak

Oxfam has started to provide desperately needed food to thousands of people caught up in the Ebola outbreak in Equateur province.

Oxfam is distributing rice, beans and flour, to about 4,525 people. It has already started in Mbandaka - the provincial capital - and plans to extend to rural communities. This is in addition providing clean water and working with communities to ensure they know how to protect themselves against the virus and prevent its spread.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Un mois après la déclaration de l’actuelle épidémie d'Ebola en République démocratique du Congo, la riposte change de cap et se déplace des zones urbaines vers les endroits les plus reculés, a déclaré l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

« Il est beaucoup trop tôt pour déclarer victoire, mais les signaux sont positifs et nous sommes prudemment optimistes », a déclaré le Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Directeur général de l'OMS.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Découvrez les dernières informations sur la crise d’Ebola dans la Province de l’Equateur et la réponse du Gouvernement, de l’UNICEF et de leurs partenaires pour contrôler l’épidémie.

Faits saillants

12 Jun 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Commission will provide €1.8 million in humanitarian aid to support the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 Jun 2018 description

The European Commission will provide €1.8 million in humanitarian aid to support the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 Jun 2018 description

9 June 2018, Geneva - One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth.

The shift comes after a series of unprecedented actions that have led to cautious optimism about the effectiveness of the response.

A series of firsts

09 Jun 2018 description

The Government has decided to provide NOK 10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NOK 2 million of this amount will be used on equipment developed in Norway and specialist personnel who will train health care workers in the use of this equipment.

‘Medical preparedness and a swift international response to the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo are essential if we are to prevent a new Ebola epidemic,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

08 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease.

Dr. Peter Salama of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists in Geneva that the first phase — protecting urban centres and towns — "has gone well, and we can be cautiously optimistic.”

08 Jun 2018 description

1. Situation Update

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. On 6 June 2018, one new confirmed EVD case was reported in Iboko Health Zone. The case-patient, a known contact of a probable case who died on 20 May 2018, developed illness on 2 June 2018. Additionally, five new suspected EVD cases have been reported in Wangata (3) and Bikoro (2) health zones. Four laboratory specimens (from suspected cases reported previously) tested negative. No new deaths have occurred on the reporting date.

08 Jun 2018 description

Following the notification of an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 5 May 2018, WHO conducted a formal rapid risk assessment which determined that the public risk is high at the regional level.

08 Jun 2018 description
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Consultation on Monitored Emergency Use of Unregistered and Investigational Interventions for Ebola virus disease

On 4 June, an ethics committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) approved the use of five investigational therapeutics to treat Ebola, under the framework of compassionate use/expanded access. This is the first time such treatments are available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak.

08 Jun 2018 description

Paul Jawor, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organizations. Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where 23 cases of Ebola have been confirmed. Here, he explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outbreak.

08 Jun 2018 description

En réponse à la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en cours en République démocratique du Congo et en collaboration avec le Gouvernement de la RDC, l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), le Centre africain de prévention et de lutte contre les maladies (CDC africain) et d’autres partenaires, l’OMS a élaboré un plan stratégique global de riposte pour les points d’entrée du territoire.

08 Jun 2018 description

MBANDAKA- Les distributions de nourriture du Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (WFP) ont commencé dans la province de l'Equateur en République Démocratique du Congo touchée par le virus Ebola. Elle a pour but de soutenir les personnes directement touchées par la dernière épidémie du virus mortel et de limiter les déplacements de populations, vecteurs de contamination.