Building on Ebola response to tackle COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

25 June 2020 Brazzaville – The Ebola outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared over today, almost two years since the first case was confirmed. The Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Health made the announcement after no new cases were reported 42 days since the last patient tested negative for the virus.

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No link between two ongoing Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

No link between two ongoing Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

9 June 2020 -- Kinshasa/Brazzaville – New genetic sequence analysis by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) National Institute of Biomedical Research (INRB) has found that the newly-identified Ebola virus circulating in the Equateur Province in western DRC is different from the one which has infected more than 3400 people in the eastern part of the country.

How local testing sped up response to new Ebola outbreak

23 June 2020 Mbandaka – When a young man in his town died of a haemorrhagic fever, Fabien Impanda Boliko had to act fast. The 56-year-old laboratory technician in Mbandaka tested and identified the first case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 11th Ebola outbreak in the western Equateur province.

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Ebola community health workers trained for the future

在线观看|影视免费观看vip10 March 2020 Beni – In a small commune of mud and wattle homes in Beni, Rose Amboko walks into a family garden, a flash thermometer in hand. In this last remaining Ebola hotspot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), mistrust and suspicion have been major factors in prolonging the outbreak. But here, Ms Amboko, 25, is welcomed as a friend, as she comes to monitor these close contacts of an Ebola patient, to make sure they’re in good health. Two women pounding cassava leaves in a pot joke with her as she takes each person’s temperature, and as Rose calls each by name, the children come running to take part in what they have come to see as a game.

WHO/Eugene Kabambi

End in sight, but flare-ups likely in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

6 March 2020 Geneva - I hope that your busy week was interrupted, like mine, with a moment of joy on Tuesday. That moment was the celebration of a woman being discharged from an Ebola treatment centre in Beni. Her name is Masiko. She was the last person in the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirmed to have Ebola.
在线观看|影视免费观看vip Health workers and other responders sacrificed a lot to get to this point. Since the outbreak was declared in August 2018 there have been 420 attacks on health facilities in DRC, resulting in 11 deaths and 86 injuries among health care workers and patients.

WHO/H. Cunningham

How learning to talk the talk is saving lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

在线观看|影视免费观看vip25 February 2020 Goma - Guinean anthropologist, David Niabalamou is so passionate about his job engaging with communities affected by Ebola that he’s learned two new languages in twelve months, earning him the affectionate nickname, David the Local, from colleagues. Having worked on the Ebola response in his native Guinea from 2014 to 2016, Niabalamou was keenly aware that language is key to earning people’s trust.

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Four countries in the African region license vaccine in milestone for Ebola prevention

在线观看|影视免费观看vip14 February 2020 -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks.

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