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14 Jun 2018 description

Lucien Ambunga, Catholic Priest and Pastor for the remote rural community of Itipo celebrated his first Sunday (June 10) mass since he returned to his parish on 8 June, after recovering from Ebola.

When he was diagnosed with Ebola last month, Father Ambunga was taken to the town of Bikoro where there is an Ebola treatment centre in the general hospital. He was given a clean bill of health late last month, but stayed on in Bikoro to recover further.

14 Jun 2018 description

Active in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for almost ten years, the Logistics Cluster team is composed of 10 people based in five cities. At the core of its strategy is training local and international staff on a wide range of logistics topics, but why is training such an important aspect of their job?

13 Jun 2018 description

Since the first Disease Outbreak News on 10 May 2018 through 12 June, the primary focus of the response to Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has shifted from the urban areas of Equateur Province to remote and difficult to reach places. This shift has come after a series of concerted actions and effective measures implemented by the Ministry of Health, WHO and partners.

13 Jun 2018 description

A Red Cross emergency medical team is now working as part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The team – made up of doctors, nurses, and water and sanitation experts from six National Red Cross Societies – will support five health facilities in the city of Mbandaka to prevent the spread of the disease, and to support people who have been infected.

13 Jun 2018 description

12 juin 2018 – Bangui – « La République centrafricaine a bien commencé le travail pour faire face à une éventuelle flambée de la maladie à virus Ebola, » a dit Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), à la fin d’une visite éclair dans le pays mardi. « Mais il faut rester très vigilant, et consolider le travail commencé. »

Des préparatifs bien commencés

13 Jun 2018 description

Depuis le dernier bulletin d’information en date du 30 mai 2018, 2 nouveaux cas de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) ont été confirmés en laboratoire en République démocratique du Congo; les deux ont été signalés dans la zone de santé d’Iboko. De nouvelles informations récentes ont permis d’actualiser la classification de certains cas.1 .

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.