Humanitarian Health Action

Democratic Republic of the Congo health situation reports


  • 18 August 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Yellow fever health situation report

    Since the beginning of the outbreak there has been 731 yellow fever cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo until the 18 August 2016 and 16 deaths (lethality 21.91%). A ten day vaccination campaing is targeting 10.5 million people in 47 health zones in Kinshasa and border with Angola. The response and vaccination plan to the epidemic is funded by WHO with an 84.7% funding gap.

  • 5 August 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2051 suspected cases

    Since the beginning of the outbreak, DRC has reported (as of 27 July) a total of 2051 suspected cases including 76 confirmed cases and 95 reported deaths. Cases have been reported in 22 Health Zones in five of 26 provinces. Of the 76 confirmed cases, 67 are reported as imported from Angola, two are sylvatic (not related to the outbreak) and seven are autochthonous. The number of suspect cases is increasing in Kinshasa, Kongo Central, Kwango, Tshuapa and Lualaba provinces in the week ending 16 July.

  • 3 August 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 27 July 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 28 July 2016

  • 1 - 15 July 2016

    Health cluster bulletin

    This second Health cluster bulletin presents information on the yellow fever and cholera outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The following main actions was carried out with the health partners: yellow fever immunization in Kisenso health zones, in the province of Kishasa. WHO and UNICEF mobilized USD 1.6 million from the Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to strengthen field actions on clinical management and epidemiological surveillance of diseases. After grading the cholera outbreak WHO Grade 2 emergency and Incident Manager has been hired to coordinate actions with the Ministry of Health.

  • 14 July 2016

    Cholera situation report

  • 12 July 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • June 2016

    Health cluster bulletin

    Information on the yellow fever outbreak and cholera. Measles vaccination campaign and Malaria outbreak in the Hout-Uele.

  • 28 June 2016

    Health situation report on yellow fever

    Matadi 28 June 2016. Since the beginning of 2016 there has been 307 suspected cases of yellow fever, 37 of these confirmed cases were imported from the neighboring Angola, the country suffering of the same epidemic since December 2015. Boma, Boma- Bungu, Kimpangu, Kimpese Kitona Matadi, Muanda, Nsona-Pangu and Nzanza health provinces are considered higher health risk areas and a mass yellow fever immunization campaign took place from the 26 May to 4 June 2016.

  • 24 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 20 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 15 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 12 June 2016

    Health situation report

    Over 2 million people have been vaccinated against yellow fever in the Kongo central and Kinshasa vaccination campaign. New suspected cases of yellow fever are reported daily through the national surveillance system. As of 10 June 2016 at least 939 suspected cases including 68 deaths (CFR 7.2%) have been reported. Only 56 case has been confirmed in 20 health in the five provinces of Bas-Uélé Kwango Tshuapa, Kongo Central and Kinshasa.

  • 13 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 10 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 8 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 6 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 2 June 2016

    Yellow fever situation report

  • 25 May 2016

    Epidemiloglogical bulletin on Yellow fever

  • 18 May 2016

    Epidemiloglogical bulletin on Yellow fever

  • 27 April 2016

    Epidemiloglogical bulletin on Yellow fever

  • 11 April 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo epidemiological bulletin on Yellow fever

    There has been reported and confirmed cases of Yellow fever in The Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2016. Thirteen other cases as still waiting confirmation.

  • 3 Mars 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo epidemiological bulletin

    Suspected cholera cases in Yakusu health areas Yahuma Basoko and along the Congo River in the province of Tshopo. During week 8 there has been some cholera epidemic cases in Upper Lomami, Haut Katanga and decreasing cases in Ituri , North Kivu and South Kivu. The communities in Bunia, Goma, Fizi , Uvira , Lubumbashi , Kalemie and Kolwezi are most affected of cholera.

  • 20 January 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo health situation report

    Persistent cases of cholera in the eastern provinces and South-eastern country, particularly in South Kivu, the Lualaba, Haut Katanga and Tanganyika. In South Kivu alone there has been 149 cases of cholera during the week 53. The cholera epidemic is declining in Divisions Provincial Health (DPS) Maniema and Tshopo. In 2015 (week 1- 52) the total number of cumulative cholera cases has been 21 584 cases with 329 deaths, average case fatality rate was 2%. WHO will support the provincial health divisions in the worst affected areas with medical supplies, conduct an assessment mission to the health zone of Fizi and continue the monitoring and evaluation of activities funded by CERF in 2015.

  • 5 February 2016

    Cholera outbreak - update


  • 10 December 2015

    Cholera outbreak - update

    During the epidemiological week 48 there has been a decrease of cholera cases in most of the health districts. The only district where no decrease has been shown is Fizi. Since the star to the epidemic in the beginning of 2015 there has been total of 19 705 suspected cholera cases and 297 deaths (CFR rate 2%) in 35 health districts. The most affected health district is Kindu where they have had more than 2000 cholera cases. There is a urgent need for resource mobilization for the purchase of essential emergency medicines, supplies and medical equipment.

  • 30 November 2015

    Cholera outbreak - update

  • 17 November 2015

    Cholera outbreak - update

  • 9 November 2015

    Health situation update

    Cholera epidemic remains a concern specially in the most affected healtzone of Kaelmie. There has been 133 cholera cases and 2 deaths (fatality rate1.50%). The deaths are mainly caused of late arrival to the cholera treatment centers, many could have been saved with earlier treatment. Mealses also remains a concern as in the whole country there has been 36 110 cases with 474 deaths (CFR 1.3%). There is currently an epidemic in Katanga Province in Southeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • 3 November 2015

    Cholera outbreak - update

  • 24 October 2015

    Cholera outbreak - update

  • 21 October 2015

    Cholera outbreak

  • 15 September 2015

    WHO is providing medicines to refugees and IDPs in South Kivu

    Because the pre and post election violence in Burundi, nearly 13 000 people (since April) has moved to the South Kivu province in Democratic Republic of the Congo. WHO together with the Red Cross Kilomoni, to help these refugees has provided medical equipment to the leading hospital in the area. With the received 612 000 dollars donation to WHO is able to help a dozen health centers in the province for four months.


  • 23 September 2014

    Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo situation report

  • 10 September 2014

    Ebola virus update

    Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 suspect). In total, 35 deaths have been reported (9 confirmed and 26 probable). No deaths have been reported among suspected cases. Nine health-care workers have been diagnosed with EVD, including 7 deaths. All the cases have been localized in Jeera county. The affected villages are Watsi Kengo, Lokolia, Boende, and Boende Muke.

  • 27 August 2014

    Ebola situation report

    In the Lokolia, Watrikengo and Boenede Moke areas there has been cumulative 42 cases of the Ebola virus desease and 13 people have died (CRF 31%).

  • 21 July 2014

    Health situation report

    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 Democratic Republic or the Congo, remain a concern.

  • 6 July 2014

    Health situation

    The security situation remains volatile throughout the country. Renewed tension and the escalation of violence in the interior of the country, in particular in the town of Bambari, have triggered new displacements. Humanitarian operations continue to be severely constrained by insecurity and serious funding gaps. Total IDP figures remain high, with nearly one million people displaced internally and across borders. Hundreds of CAR refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon every week and some 36 per cent of site-resident IDPs intend to stay. (OCHA)

  • 6 March 2014

    Health situation report

  • 12 February 2014

    Health situation report

  • 31 January 2014

    Health situation report



  • November 2012

    Health Emergency Highlights

  • 28 November 2018

    Health situation report

  • 27 November 2012

    Humanitarian crisis and disease outbreaks

    The humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has continued for more than 10 years. There are many factors affecting the health and humanitarian situation aross DRC. Conflict, population movements, a food crisis and disease outbreaks are taking place in a country with a weak health system. The health cluster is requesting US$ 39.5 million to address the health needs of the population affected by recurrent diseases in vulnerable areas.

  • 22 August 2012

    Cholera situation in the WHO African Region

    Total of 55 185 cases and 1187 deaths have been reported in 2012 from 21 countries. The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Sierra Leone and Uganda accounted for 92% of the cases and 88% of the deaths. WHO and other partners continue to provide guidance and technical support to the affected countries in the areas of multi-sectoral coordination; surveillance; case management; infection prevention and control; logistics; community awareness; cross border collaboration; and resource mobilization. Experts in these different areas were deployed in the field to support the investigation and response to cholera outbreaks.