Humanitarian Health Action

Health in Democratic Republic of Congo - Ebola virus disease

Heads of the villages, community leaders and teachers in Djera were reminded of the importance of environmental sanitation, including even simple things like hand washing, to limit the spread of the disease.
WHO/Eugene Kabambi
Heads of the villages, community leaders and teachers in Djera were reminded of the importance of environmental sanitation, including even simple things like hand washing, to limit the spread of the disease.

24 September 2014 -- By 17 September 2014 there has been a total of 71 Ebola virus cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 42 deaths. The Ministry of Health, health partners and WHO went on a joint mission to the Boende health district in north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo, where there has been some Ebola virus cases. The aim of the mission was to study ways to deploy medical staff and supply medical equipment to control the Ebola virus.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo health situation

27 August 2014 -- Due the humanitarian crisis and exposed food insecurity, more than 2.5 million children under 5 years old are acutely malnourished and 6.7 million people are in urgent need of food and health services. Lack of basic health services and the destruction of infrastructure, especially in the eastern part of the country, remain a concern. The Ministry of Health notified the World Health Organization of an Ebola virus disease outbreak. In the Lokolia, Watrikengo and Boenede Moke areas there has been cumulative 42 cases of the Ebola virus disease and 13 people have died (CRF 31%).

Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo