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27 Nov 2018 description

Le ministère de la santé de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a annoncé lundi qu'un essai clinique avait commencé pour évaluer l'efficacité et la sécurité des médicaments utilisés dans le traitement des patients atteints du virus Ebola au Nord-Kivu.

27 Nov 2018 description

L’endiguement de la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) en République démocratique du Congo est une tâche complexe et difficile, mais l’OMS demeure convaincue que ce but peut être atteint en collaboration avec le Ministère de la santé et les autres partenaires.

26 Nov 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:

26 Nov 2018 description

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients. The trial is the first-ever multi drug trial for an Ebola treatment. It will form part of a multi-outbreak, multi-country study that was agreed to by partners under a World Health Organization (WHO) initiative.

26 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9.6 million people were severely food-insecure in Southern Africa at the start of the lean season (October 2018- April 2019)

  • Three districts in Zimbabwe and two in Madagascar are facing Emergency food insecurity (IPC phase 4) due to extreme loss of livelihoods

  • There is at least an 80 per cent chance of an El Niño phenomenon between October and December 2018, which could exacerbate the deteriorating situation.

KEY MESSAGES

26 Nov 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The GenXpert laboratory result for the Yambio suspected Ebola Virus Disease case was negative for Ebola virus. The confirmatory result of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results from Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is also tested negative for Ebola,
    Marburg, CCHF and RVF.

24 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 12 November, WHO’s Director General Dr. Tedros, head of emergencies Dr. Salama, and head of emergencies in WHO Regional Office for Africa Dr. Soce Fall, visited DRC to meet with the teams in Beni and with government officials and partners. They were accompanied by the head of the UN Peacekeeping mission USG Jean-Pierre Lacroix. Their mission was to assess what further support is needed and to recognize the hard work of teams on the ground. They also met with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health and other government officials.

24 Nov 2018 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de Paix et de Sécurité (CPS) de l’Union africaine (UA) en sa 808ème réunion, tenue le 19 novembre 2018, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

Le Conseil,

24 Nov 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 808th meeting, held on 19 November 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Council,

23 Nov 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Kevin Jenkinson

A simple hug can lead to potential death in the Democratic Republic of Congo – where a new outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected 341 people and killed 215.

'Preys on human compassion'

Loved ones with early symptoms that include fever, headaches and muscle weakness could spread the fatal disease – for which there is no cure – merely by touching their sick sibling, parent, child or relative.

22 Nov 2018 description

Containing the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a complex and challenging task but WHO remains confident that the outbreak can be successfully contained in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and partners.

22 Nov 2018 description

POINTS SAILLANTS

• 54% des ménages déplacés internes n’ont pas d’activité génératrice de revenus ;

• 605 personnes déplacées, rapatriées et membres des communautés hôtes bénéficient du projet « cash for work » mis en place par l’OIM pour assurer leur réintégration socioéconomique ;

• 3 personnes déplacées internes sur 4 ont été forcées de quitter leur maison en raison des aléas climatiques (DTM oct. 2018)

22 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

6,030 mt of food assistance distributed

US$1.4 m cash based transfers made

US$113.5 m six months (Oct 2018 to Mar 2019) net funding requirements, representing 39% of total

951,344 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD):

21 Nov 2018 description

EU response

• € 7,2 million additional funding for DG ECHO partners.

• Regular and ad hoc humanitarian 'ECHO Flight' services to Beni: 293 passengers and 28 ton freight in 40 flights as of 11 November.

• UN helicopter 100% financed by the Commission.

• Through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism, Norway deployed a team who provided training in Goma on the use medical evacuation isolation shuttles (22-29 August). The request for assistance came from the World Health Organisation.

21 Nov 2018 description

In a recent discussion of the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response for the World Health Organization (WHO), properly described the “perfect storm” of a potentially devastating epidemic in the midst of a major security crisis.

21 Nov 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

THOUSANDS DISPLACED AFTER CLASHES IN ALINDAO

On 15 November, clashes between armed groups resulted in the burning of the Catholic Mission site affecting over 18,000 people in Alindao town (south east). The Central African Red Cross has buried 60 corpses so far. Thousands of people have fled into the bush and to other displacement sites around the city. Aid groups have conducted initial assessments in these locations and priority needs include shelter, water and sanitation, health and protection.