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The many challenges to fighting yellow fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Man in a WHO vest talks to a healthcare worker
WHO/A. Clements-Hunt

14 July 2016 – Democratic Republic of the Congo faces challenges in responding to the yellow fever outbreak, such as lack of access and resources. WHO is working with the government and partners to organize a mass vaccination campaign of approximately 3 million people along the border with Angola.

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Yellow fever vaccination essential for Angola, WHO reminds travellers

17 June 2016 | Geneva - As efforts to bring an outbreak of yellow fever in Angola under control continue, WHO is reminding all travellers to the country that they are required to receive the yellow fever vaccination and to have a valid certificate of vaccination to prove that they are protected from the disease and to prevent its further spread.

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Angola: Health authorities and partners embark on new phase of yellow fever outbreak

Luanda, 04 July 2016 - As Angola’s yellow fever surveillance system across the country reports a remarkable decrease in the number of cases for the first time in six months, national authorities with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are beginning a new phase in the outbreak response.

Angola extends yellow fever vaccination campaign to Huambo and Benguela provinces

19 April 2016 – As Angola grapples with its worst yellow fever outbreak in decades, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have extended the vaccination campaign beyond the capital Luanda into Huambo and Benguela – 2 of the other 5 provinces reporting local transmission.