A “cautious” hope in the fight against Ebola in DRC

October 14, 2019

“Under the leadership of the government and with our partners, I believe we have really managed to reduce the virus in as small a geographical area as possible, essentially a triangle between Mambasa, Komanda, Beni, Mandima, which is a space between North Kivu and Ituri, ” – The Executive Director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, Dr. Michael Ryan The […]

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The Second Worst Ebola Outbreak in History Declared PHEIC: Here’s What we Know

July 23, 2019

The declaration of the DRC Ebola Outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) followed the fourth meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC where it was concluded that a coordinated international response under the International Health Regulations (2005) is required. Would declaring PHEIC in DRC address the local […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern

July 17, 2019

Extraordinary work has been done for almost a year under the most difficult circumstances. It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this Ebola outbreak and build a better health system,”- Dr. Tedros WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom […]

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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

June 28, 2019

The world has had 40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease so far. Learning from experience is an essential part of reducing mistakes, improving public health response, and the public health system’s ability to improve, change and adapt in an organized way. This 40 Years of Ebola infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola […]

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June 20, 2019

In light of the just concluded WHO IHR Emergency Committee meeting, the Global Health community has gone ballistic on the decision of the committee to not declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but the global health community’s cry is far from […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak Spread Across Border; Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case

June 12, 2019

After numerous previous false alerts, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have announced the first confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ebola outbreak with 1.977 confirmed cases and 1.396 deaths since Aug. 1, 2018, currently […]

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DRC Ebola Outbreak: An active conflict zone and rising infections among health care workers are helping to spread the deadly disease

August 30, 2018

Four weeks into the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 75 people have died ― making this eruption among the nine largest Ebola outbreaks since the deadly hemorrhagic fever was first identified in the 1970s. And global health experts are concerned this may be just the beginning of the fight in an […]

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WHO calls for end to fighting in Congo to halt Ebola spread

August 16, 2018

The director general of the World Health Organization has appealed for an end to fighting in the north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo to allow humanitarian groups to tackle the Ebola outbreak there. On his return from a trip to North Kivu where there have been 57 probable cases and 41 deaths so far, a […]

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Ebola returns to the DRC for the 10th time: here’s what we know

August 10, 2018

Barely a week after declaring the end of the ninth Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials announced another in the North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, in the eastern part of the country. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel spoke to Jacqueline Weyer to found out more about the 10th Ebola outbreak […]

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DRC declares new Ebola outbreak, a week after earlier one declared over

August 3, 2018

A week after the most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared over, the country has confirmed it has found more cases of the disease in North Kivu province. The announcement was issued little more than a week after the Ministry of Health declared the end of an outbreak in Equateur […]

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