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24 Jul 2018 description
Dr Tedros of WHO urged the DRC government and the international community to build on the positive momentum generated by the quick containment of the Ebola outbreak.
17 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service
La gouvernement déclarera officiellement le 25 juillet la fin de l’épidémie, soit au lendemain de la fin de deux fois la période maximale d’incubation de 21 jours après le dernier malade identifié.
26 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service
Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said the development was an “important step” but “it is not the end ... We ... know that a continued aggressive response is required.”
20 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America
Guinea is more prepared now. Health workers have learned to recognize the symptoms. The general public is more aware of it, too. And Conakry's Donka Hospital is being expanded.
15 Jun 2018 description
The IFRC aims to support 400,000 people over six months with focus on community engagement and surveillance, active case search, psychosocial support, infection prevention and control, disinfection, and safe burials.
14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children are some of the hardest hit by the Ebola virus. Mortality rates are particularly high among children who have been infected – as high as 95% for those under one year old.
11 Jun 2018 description
This response phase is all about expeditionary surveillance: teams of epidemiologists fanning out over hundreds of kilometers by motorcycles through the remote rainforests,
07 Jun 2018 description
Families of Ebola patients discharged from treatment centres, and of those who have had contact with them or suspected victims, are receiving up to three months’ supplies of cereals and beans.
06 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 800,000 people across the affected areas are targeted as part of an ongoing awareness-raising campaign. "information and social mobilization are key to containing Ebola", said UNICEF
29 May 2018 description
MSF has started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province. This trial vaccination, part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak, will also be offered to contacts of patients.
25 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF is scaling up prevention efforts in schools across all three affected health zones, installing hand-washing units in 277 schools and supporting awareness-raising activities.
22 May 2018 description
report World Bank
The grant, issued by the World Bank's Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), will support the surge in activities outlined under the approved three-month $56.8 million Ebola response plan released by the DRC government.
21 May 2018 description
The Ministry of Health, WHO and other key partners are implementing a ring vaccination to protect persons who have had contact with confirmed cases, as well as healthcare workers with potential exposure to EVD.
18 May 2018 description
On May 19, IOM is supporting the deployment of teams of epidemiologists and medical staff from the Ministry of Health and the National Programme of Hygiene at Borders to 16 points of entry.
17 May 2018 description
One new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province.
14 May 2018 description
WHO is deploying experts and coordinating partners as well as providing supplies and equipment to provide life-saving care and support infection prevention and control.
11 May 2018 description
report The Conversation
Because the DRC has had so many outbreaks it has developed the capacity to deal with new ones. But, it is critical for nearby countries to collaborate with it to ensure the outbreak stays under control.
11 May 2018 description
Urgent activities include critical health action such as surveillance, treatment, community mobilization and sensitization, safe and dignified burials, and supporting logistics services.
08 May 2018 description
WHO is working closely with the Government to rapidly scale up its operations and mobilize health partners using the model of a successful response to a similar virus outbreak in 2017.
28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.