The grant will support the surge in activities of the DRC Government and international responders outlined under the approved three-month $56.8 million Ebola response plan, released by the DRC Government.
Villages, and sometimes whole regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are misplaced, but the ministry of health and a team of cartographers are racing to get better data.
In a development that global health officials say is a turning point in how the world fights Ebola, vaccinators today began immunizing health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the first stage of a ring vaccination strategy.
When Ebola cases appeared this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, international health agencies were better equipped to respond than during the crisis that unfolded four years earlier.
This document provides presentation slides from a course to help participants describe the signs, symptoms, and transmission of Ebola disease; list preventive and control measures; and describe main public health concerns during an Ebola disease outbreak.
Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday, May 21, in Mbandaka.
International health organizations are in discussions with the Democratic Republic of Congo about how and whether to deploy treatments in addition to a vaccine.
Ebola has twice made it to Congo’s capital in the past and was rapidly stopped. Congo has had the most Ebola outbreaks of any country, and authorities there have significant experience in halting the virus.