Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will participate in an ongoing randomized controlled trial of four potential Ebola treatments in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the international medical humanitarian organization said Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 06, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ministry of health confirmed one new Ebola infection in Katwa and reported two new deaths from Katwa and Butembo.
An international group of public health experts on Monday, January 4, called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.
Transmission has either been halted or significantly reduced in a number of the areas where the disease has spread.
With children accounting for 30 percent of the confirmed and probable Ebola cases, UNICEF scales up its response to halt spread of the disease.
Uganda's disease surveillance system was recently put to a rigorous test when two people, contacts of confirmed Ebola Virus Disease cases in DRC crossed into the country through Kasindi Point of Entry (PoE) on 20th January 2019.
South Sudan, on January 28, began vaccinating health workers and other front-line responders against Ebola amid fears the deadly disease could spread across the border from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The World Health Organization (WHO) was quick in its response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but still needs to work on staffing, security, and coordination, according to the latest evaluation of its health emergencies work.
Several factors have led to a significant increase in cases in Katwa this month, including local groups that have obstructed response activities such as immunization, household decontamination, and safe and dignified burials.
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing, the World Health Organization said Friday, having killed 436 of more than 700 infected. This region also volatile, where health workers are attacked and armed conflict is preventing emergency responses for treatment.