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Democratic Republic of the Congo crisis

Drop in cholera cases worldwide, as key endemic countries report gains in cholera control

66顺彩票app19 December 2019 -- The number of cholera cases decreased globally by 60% in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a report that points to an encouraging trend in cholera prevention and control in the world’s major cholera hotspots, including Haiti, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Measles vaccination drive launched, North Kivu targets 2.2 million children

5 December 2019 Kinshasa – Around 2.2 million children are to be vaccinated against measles in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where efforts are underway to curb the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak amid persistent insecurity.


WHO Director-General praises bravery of health workers during visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following fatal attacks on Ebola responders

1 December 2019 -- World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited health workers affected by recent armed attacks on Ebola response staff that killed four outbreak responders and injured seven others in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr Tedros called for improved security in the region to protect health workers trying to contain Ebola.


Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

66顺彩票app28 November 2019 -- Two attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed four workers responding to the Ebola outbreak and injured five others. The attacks occurred overnight on a shared living camp in Biakato Mines and an Ebola response coordination office in Mangina.

The day the lab techs helped change the fate of a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Surveillance and rapid detection of an Ebola case are proving to be vital tools in the race to end this outbreak, and case numbers have been dwindling for the past several months. To provide quicker lab analysis needed for quick detection, the Government, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and partners, expanded on an approach started in the previous outbreak but with only a single unit.

Moving from huge fears to busloads of visitors: A Guinean doctor remembers overcoming community mistrust to treat Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

66顺彩票appNovember 2019 -- Marie Claire Lamah is a doctor from the West Africa country of Guinea, whose people experienced a serious Ebola epidemic in 2014–2016. Many doctors and epidemiologists from Guinea have offered their skills and experience, through World Health Organization (WHO) teams, to other nations battling outbreaks of contagious disease. Many of these experts are working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, like Marie Claire Lamah.

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The Ministry of Health and the United Nations condemn attack on health worker supporting the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

3 November 2019 Goma – The interministerial technical secretariat of the response to the Ebola outbreak, the Ministry of Health and their partners from the United Nations (the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Operations (UNEERO)) condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence that took place last night in Lwemba in Ituri Province, in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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