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05 Dec 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • GenXpert laboratory results for the suspected EVD case in Yambio were negative for Ebola Zaire; follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing was negative for all Ebola species, Marburg,
    Rift Valley Fever, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, and Sosuga viruses. Further testing of the sample at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) using Taqman Array Card (TAC) platform and YF-specific PCR assay confirmed that the sample was PCR positive for Yellow Fever Virus.

05 Dec 2018 description


• A 5-day Integrated Rapid Response Mission in Baggari has been concluded.

• Conflict and insecurity through out the lean season push some 6.1 million people into hunger.

• Health partners intensified preparedness and response activities agaisnt Ebola in the wake of the Ebola Virus outbreak in DRC.

• Authorities in Greater Aweil area have reported that more than 20,500 households have been affected by floods in the area.

Scaling-up humanitarian response in Baggari area

05 Dec 2018 description

Lutter contre une épidémie aussi effrayante dans une région en proie à la violence n'est pas une mince affaire.

« Ebola a bouleversé notre existence. Ici, à Beni, tout le monde vit dans l'angoisse. Tu en arrives à te méfier de ton frère et de tes amis parce que tu ne sais pas s'ils sont malades ou non », raconte Euloge, un infirmier travaillant dans un centre de santé privé à Beni.

Comme Euloge, beaucoup d'habitants de Beni sont désemparés, se sentant pris entre le marteau et l'enclume.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Anita Powell

BENI, DRC — The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country’s volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak — the nation’s tenth known Ebola epidemic — is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women.

Among them is Baby Benedicte. Her short life has already been unimaginably difficult.

04 Dec 2018 description

Cette brève compilation d’analyses de données fournit un « état des lieux » des données en matière de sciences sociales et comportementales liées à la flambée épidémique du virus Ébola dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri. Sur la base des données collectées et analysées par des organisations œuvrant au sein de la région, nous avons cherché à examiner les convergences et les divergences entre les ensembles de données et, dans la mesure du possible, les différences par zone géographique, groupe démographique, période de temps et autres variables pertinentes.

04 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 3,875 households were visited through C4D door-to-door sessions.

• 1340 persons affected by the EVD received psychosocial support in the Ebola Treatment Centers.

04 Dec 2018 description

Près de cinq mois après la déclaration de la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE), la riposte demeure une entreprise difficile. Néanmoins, en collaboration avec le Ministère de la santé et ses partenaires, l’OMS continue d’agir en vue d’endiguer la flambée et d’y mettre fin. Le Ministère de la santé, l’OMS et les autres partenaires interviennent particulièrement activement dans les zones où la transmission de la MVE se poursuit, notamment Butembo, Katwa, Beni et Kalunguta.

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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

04 Dec 2018 description
report British Red Cross

By Diana Shaw

Your country is at war and has been for years. And there are not just two armies fighting, but instead around 30 armed groups.

Anywhere and everywhere can be a battlefield and nobody knows when the next round of violence will break out.

They don’t just attack each other – kidnappings, random shootings and sexual assaults are common.

Elections are a month away. You feel it’s likely that tensions will get worse.

Then people start to die from a disease you’ve never seen or heard of before.

04 Dec 2018 description

Kasese 3rd December 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak spirals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda and DRC have resolved to increase cross-border surveillance on both sides of the Uganda-DRC border. This was the consensus during a cross-border meeting among health officials from the two countries, held at Kasindi- Lubiriha immigrations office, in DRC.

03 Dec 2018 description

The Ebola epidemic continues to spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu province. The newest areas to be affected include the city of Butembo and a number of isolated areas that are hard to reach. So far, 440 people have been infected with the virus, 255 of whom have died. Our teams continue to strengthen their efforts to help bring the epidemic under control.

Increasing number of cases

03 Dec 2018 description
  • This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 57 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Yellow fever in South Sudan

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera in Zimbabwe

  • Hepatitis E in Central African Republic

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.

03 Dec 2018 description

6,700+ Refugees received relief packages across South Sudan during the reporting period.

7,900+ Refugees children and mothers received nutrition support in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

1,400+ Refugees and IDPs benefited from capacity building activities across South Sudan during the reporting period.


Achievements and Impact


03 Dec 2018 description

8 - 10 October 2018, Mwanza: In this three-days intensive Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) training, organised jointly by the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), 35 healthcare workers from the three highest risk regions, Kigoma, Kagera and Mwanza, were assembled at the Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza. Participants included clinicians, nurses, health officers, and ambulance attendants.

01 Dec 2018 description

Second season bimodal harvests begin, while Karamoja endures harsh dry season

Key Messages

30 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

For nearly four months eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has been dealing with an Ebola outbreak. Informing populations about the viral disease, prevention measures and treatment options is crucial to stop the spread of the epidemic that has already claimed 212 lives.

30 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Depuis près de quatre mois, l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo fait face à une épidémie d’Ebola. Informer les populations sur la maladie à virus, sur les mesures de prévention et sur les possibilités de traitement est crucial pour mettre fin à la propagation de l’épidémie qui a déjà fait 212 victimes.

29 Nov 2018 description

As the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak approaches five months since declaration, responding to the outbreak continues to be a challenge; nevertheless, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners, WHO remains focused on the ongoing containment efforts to end the outbreak. The MoH, WHO and partners are intensively focusing response activities in areas where EVD transmission continues, including Butembo, Katwa, Beni and Kalunguta.