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DRC Ebola outbreak crisis update: November 2019

Summary Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country, in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, with cases also now appearing in South Kivu....

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DRC: Ebola response overshadows already fragile health system

In Mabalako, a rural health zone in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Ebola epidemic has taken its toll on the fragile health system. Many doctors and health workers have been hired by the...

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DRC ebola outbreak: Independent Ebola vaccination committee is needed to overcome lack of WHO transparency

PARIS/GOMA – More than a year into the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the disease has killed over 2,000 people. The mortality rate in this outbreak is around 67 per cent [1], which is comparable...

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DRC: A deadly measles outbreak is spreading like wildfire

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease for which no treatment exists. The only way to fight it is vaccination and treatment of the symptoms in the hope that the patient will be strong enough to naturally fight off the...

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DRC: 10 facts on a year of Ebola in DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola one year ago, on 1 August 2018; with many challenges still to be addressed, the outbreak is not under control and unfortunately shows no signs of ending soon. Below are...

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DRC Ebola outbreak: Crisis update – July 2019

Summary Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country. With the number of cases passing 2,500, it is now by...

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Urgent humanitarian response needed on unprecedented crises in northeast DRC

KISANGANI/GENEVA – Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in...

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