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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
report UN Children's Fund

Alors que la campagne de vaccination contre la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) a été lancée par le Gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) le 8 août 2018, l’UNICEF a mobilisé des spécialistes de la communication pour informer et encourager la participation dans la campagne de vaccination des communautés locales affectées par la maladie.

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

Executive summary

This is the tenth Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Genetic analysis of the viral strains showed that there is no link between this outbreak and the recent outbreak in Equateur province.

10 Aug 2018 description

MANGINA/The Democratic Republic of Congo, 9 August 2018

Claude Sengenya Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor

Barely one week after the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an end to its ninth outbreak of Ebola, it announced, on 1 August, its 10th. Only this time, the deadly virus has struck a new part of the country, one rife with armed groups and long ravaged by conflict.

Read more on IRIN.

10 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

posted on 9 AUGUST 2018 by DOCTEUR IBRAHIM CISSE

On Tuesday 24 July, I thought that we were finally done with Ebola. After more than 80 days of struggle against the epidemic affecting the Equateur Province in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Government announced the end of the epidemic. Thanks to the mobilisation of all parties, we were able to bring together the communities and lead them to adopt preventive behaviours that allowed us to stop the propagation of the epidemic.

10 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

posté le 9 AOÛT 2018 par DOCTEUR IBRAHIM CISSE

Le mardi 24 juillet, je pensais que nous en avions enfin fini avec Ebola. Après plus de 80 jours de lutte contre l’épidémie qui touchait la Province de l’Equateur, au nord-ouest de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le Gouvernement a annoncé la fin de l’épidémie. Grâce à la mobilisation de tous, nous étions parvenus à mobiliser les communautés et à les amener à adopter des comportements préventifs qui ont permis de stopper la propagation de l’épidémie.

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.

09 Aug 2018 description

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province, in the eastern part of the country. North Kivu is among the most populated provinces in the country, shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda, and experiences conflict and insecurity, with over one million internally displaced people and migration of refugees to neighbouring countries.

09 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 8 August 2018, the Minister of Health visited Mangina to launch the Ebola vaccination, as a core strategy for the response. The vaccination will start with front line workers and contacts in the affected areas. UNICEF leads in the communication aspect of the vaccination.

09 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Cumulative cases are: 43

  • Total deaths : 33

  • News admissions on 5th August 2018:

  • Areas affected : Two provinces o North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo o Ituri- Mambasa, Mandina

EVD Preparedness in Uganda

i) Laboratory investigations/Surveillance

09 Aug 2018 description

The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province.

The vaccinations have begun just one week after the announcement of a second outbreak of Ebola this year in the country. A total of 44 cases have been reported so far, of which 17 have been confirmed.

Work has begun to prepare ring vaccination in the Mangina health area, 30km from the town of Beni.

09 Aug 2018 description
report Cordaid

One week after the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province was declared over, a new outbreak of the deadly virus hit DR Congo. This time it emerged in the country’s conflict-ridden north-east. In North Kivu Province, Cordaid started a joint healthcare and humanitarian aid operation to address medical and sanitary needs and help contain the outbreak.

09 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 8th August 2018
- Cumulative cases are: 44
- Confirmed cases: 17
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 36
- Cases under investigation: 47
- Areas affected: Two provinces
- North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
- Ituri - Mambasa, Mandina
- Note: There is no suspected or confirmed case in Uganda

09 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 9th August 2018
- Cumulative cases: 44
- Confirmed cases: 17
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 37
- Cases under investigation: 54
- Areas affected : Two provinces
- North Kivu - Mabalako; Butembo; Ocha; Musienene; Beni and Bingo
- Ituri - Mambasa, Mandina
- Note: There is no suspected or confirmed case in Uganda

08 Aug 2018 description

August 8, 2018
Contact: Danielle Payant, 703-328-5551 or dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. Just as one Ebola epidemic has been contained, a new one has occurred. Air Serv is making preparations for deployment to support immediate response efforts, crucial to containing the virus in the heavily populated region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

08 Aug 2018 description

Current major event

Emergency risk communication in outbreaks

To provide WHO Member States, partners and stakeholders involved in emergency preparedness and response with the most up-to-date best practices on Emergency Risk Communication, this year WHO published “Communicating risk in public health emergencies - A WHO guideline for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice”.

Editorial note

08 Aug 2018 description

The tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on 1 August in North Kivu province, in the northeastern part of the country. So far, 74 cases and 34 deaths have already been reported by the health authorities.