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Highlights

• As of 28 June 2018, a total of 15,425 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were registered at Kenani transit centre in the Luapula Province of Zambia.

• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government of Zambia to provide life-saving services for all the refugees in Kenani transit centre and in the Mantapala permanent settlement area.

• More than half of the refugees have been relocated to Mantapala permanent settlement area.

13 Aug 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 59 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Cameroon

  • Cholera in Tanzania

  • Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

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BENI/BRAZZAVILLE / 12 août 2018 - Ces deux derniers jours, au cours de la visite conjointe avec les officiels du Ministère de la Santé et des autres partenaires dans les zones touchées de la maladie à virus Ebola, les hauts dirigeants de l’OMS du Siège et du Bureau régional ont constaté la complexité dans la mise en œuvre des interventions pour le contrôle de cette affection au Nord-Kivu, en République Démocratique du Congo.

13 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 12th August 2018
- Cumulative cases: 52
- Confirmed cases: 25
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 39
- Cases under investigation: 48
- 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

12 Aug 2018 description

BENI/BRAZZAVILLE 12 August 2018 – WHO’s global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country’s 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone.

12 Aug 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 5-11 August 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Measles, Rubella, Ebola virus disease, MERS-CoV.

12 Aug 2018 description

Juba 9 August, 2018 – The Ministry of Health of the Republic of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners convened a three-day meeting to develop a five-year national action plan for health security (2018-2022).

11 Aug 2018 description

MANGINA/GENÈVE

Le Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo a annoncé aujourd’hui le début d’une campagne de vaccination des populations à haut risque dans la province du Nord-Kivu.

Les vaccinations débutent une semaine à peine après l’annonce d’une deuxième flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans le pays cette année. À ce jour, un total de 44 cas, dont 17 cas sont confirmés, ont été notifiés.

Les préparatifs en vue de la vaccination en anneau ont commencé dans la zone de santé de Mangina, située à 30 km de la ville de Beni.

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Kinshasa / Genève (CICR/Fédération) – Une équipe d'experts de la Croix-Rouge vient d'arriver dans la ville de Beni, proche de l'épicentre de la flambée d'Ebola qui touche le Nord-Kivu, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

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Le 1er août 2018, le Ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo a déclaré une nouvelle flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans la province du Nord-Kivu, dans l’est du pays. Le Nord-Kivu est l’une des provinces les plus peuplées du pays. Limitrophe de l’Ouganda et du Rwanda, elle est en proie aux conflits et à l’insécurité – plus d’un million de personnes ont été déplacées à l’intérieur du pays et des réfugiés sont accueillis dans les pays voisins.

11 Aug 2018 description

Situation Update from Democratic Republic of Congo as on 10th August 2018
- Cumulative cases: 48
- Confirmed cases: 21
- Probable: 27
- Total deaths: 38
- Cases under investigation: 51
- 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

10 Aug 2018 description
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KINSHASA, 10 August 2018 – Following the launch of the vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on August 8th, UNICEF has mobilized communication specialists to inform and engage communities affected by the disease as the vaccination campaign is being rolled-out.

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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.