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    The UN and South Sudan said on Friday that they have intensified preparedness and response activities against Ebola in the wake of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They said the ministry of health with support from World Health Organisation (WHO), Centre for Disease Control and other partners ...
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    The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has particularly affected children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on Aug. 1, and the UN children’s agency reported that more than 50 youngsters have lost their parents to ...
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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in the northeaster North Kivu province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. The vaccination has targeted high risk populations in North Kivu, in which the provincial health minister and the provincial coordinator of the Expanded Program on Immunization ...
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    Democratic Republic of Congo will start using an Ebola vaccine as early as Monday to counter a new flare-up in the heavily populated eastern part of the Central African country, which emerged just as an earlier outbreak was being pronounced over. Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town some ...
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    June 26, 2018 The spread of Ebola seems to have been stopped in Congo, less than three months after the outbreak of the deadly disease was declared, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported on Tuesday. “The UN agency is cautiously confident that the outbreak has been contained,’’ a spokesman told a news conference in Geneva. ...
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    May 23, 2018 Following Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, the Federal Government has increased surveillance in all airports to forestall the re-occurrence of 2014 experience. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Port Health Services personnel had increased the screening ...
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    May 16, 2018 The first 4,000 doses of experimental vaccine provided by the WHO to combat against the Ebola outbreak has arrived on Wednesday in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. NAN reports that the WHO on Monday gave the go-ahead to officials in the DRC to import and use an ...
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    May 11, 2018   The WHO is preparing for the worst case scenario in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of Congo, including spread to a major town. WHO Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response Peter Salama on Friday told a regular UN briefing in Geneva that he hoped the Democratic Republic of ...