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06 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Découvrez les dernières informations sur la crise d’Ebola et la réponse du Gouvernement, de l’UNICEF et de leurs partenaires pour contrôler l’épidémie.

Faits saillants

Au cours de la période considérée, une enquête sur les connaissances, les attitudes et les pratiques a été menée dans la zone de santé de Butembo. Cette enquête visait à identifier les lacunes et à tirer des enseignements permettant d’améliorer les interventions de l’équipe de communication dans les zones touchées.

06 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

On 1st August 2018, an outbreak of Ebola virus was confirmed in Mabalako Health Zone in Mangina village situated in Beni Territory, North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The official declaration of the epidemic by the National Ministry of Health initiated a response from WHO and other organizations from the health sector to attempt to stop the further spread of the disease and treat the affected.

06 Nov 2018 description

L’augmentation de l’incidence des cas confirmés au cours des quatre dernières semaines (Figure 1), surtout dans la ville de Beni et dans les communautés autour de Butembo, est préoccupante. Les incidents de sécurité continuent d’avoir de graves répercussions tant sur les civils que sur les intervenants de première ligne. De plus, des poches de résistance ou de réticence communautaire continuent d’entraver la détection rapide de nouveaux cas et l’efficacité des interventions de riposte.

06 Nov 2018 description

1. Highlights

  • The World Health Organization Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, visited South Sudan to open the Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Juba.

  • The vaccine expert has arrived Juba and the four new WHO consultants were deployed to high risks states of Yambio, Yei, Torit (Nimule) and Wau in response to the re-classification of South Sudan to “very high risk” from “high risk” status.

06 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le chef des opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies et le chef de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) ont entamé lundi une mission conjointe en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) pour faire le point sur la réponse à l’épidémie d’Ebola.

05 Nov 2018 description

by Francesca Mold

It is a quiet day in the surgical ward at the Yei hospital. There are just three patients. One child is recovering from severe burns after suffering an epileptic seizure and falling into an open fire. Another is still very ill with bed sores. On a bed outside the ward, a man rests his leg after an operation to close wounds caused by a motorbike accident.

05 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the reporting period, a Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice survey was conducted in Butembo Health Zone, which to identify gaps and lessons to improve the communication team’s interventions in the affected areas

• UNICEF has submitted a proposal to the World Bank to support the revised joint response plan for UNICEF’s areas of responsibility.

SITUATION IN NUMBER

  • 274 total reported cases (MoH, 28 October 2018)

  • 239 confirmed cases (MoH, 28 October 2018)

05 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

03 Nov 2018 description

Kampala, 3 November 2018:- Uganda has finalized plans to vaccinate frontline health workers in Uganda against Ebola virus-Zaire which is currently affecting parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the Ministry of Health, vaccination will start as soon as next week in the high-risk districts bordering DRC.

03 Nov 2018 description

Les conflits continuent à perturber les moyens d’existence des ménages dans les zones affectées

Messages clés

02 Nov 2018 description

2/11/2018. The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public and the entire world that it will conduct compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine (rVSV) for healthcare and frontline workers and ring vaccination in Uganda, starting next week.

In August 2018, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), currently affecting north-eastern provinces of DRC which border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.

As neighbour to the DRC, Uganda is on high alert due to the high risk of the Ebola threat.

02 Nov 2018 description

Zambia has been classified by the World Health Organisation to be at very high risk of importation of cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) from the ongoing epidemic of the disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to the heightened transmission of the virus in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The WHO Regional Office for Africa is therefore supporting the 10 countries bordering the DRC to heighten vigilance by strengthening capacity for preventing, detecting, investigating and responding quickly to potential Ebola threats.

02 Nov 2018 description

Juba 1 November 2018 – The World Health Organization is supporting the Ministry of Health of South Sudan, to train a total of 214 members of the Rapid Response Teams at the national level and in all the Ebola virus disease (EVD) high-risk states.

01 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 55 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

01 Nov 2018 description

Summary

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on August 1, 2018. The latest outbreak was originally centered in the small village of Mangina in North Kivu province, though the epicenter has now moved to the much larger city of Beni.

Latest figures, as of October 27, 2018 (provided by DRC Ministry of Health)
TOTAL CASES: 267
CONFIRMED CASES: 232
CONFIRMED DEATHS: 135

01 Nov 2018 description

The increase over the past four weeks in confirmed case incidence (Figure 1), most notably in the city of Beni and communities around Butembo, is concerning. Security incidents continue to severely impact both civilians and frontline workers. Moreover, pockets of community resistance or reluctance continue to hamper timely detection of new cases and the effectiveness of response operations.