11-20 | MSF applied the lessons learned during the previous Ebola outbreak in the country to the benefit of patients. Medical teams have worked to be closer and more accessible to the community and to train local health care personnel.The Ebola outbreak in Equateur’s province has been brought to an end almost six months after it started, thanks to an improved approach to patient care, according to Médecins sans Frontières (MSF).
11-19 | The Ebola outbreak in Équateur province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has come to an end almost six months after it started thanks to an improved approach to patient care, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The outbreak, the eleventh recorded in the country’s recent history, spread relatively slowly after it was declared on 1 June 2020, despite the fact that as many as 13 out of 17 health districts in Équateur province reported confirmed Ebola cases.
9-8 | On 1 June 2020, a new Ebola virus disease outbreak was declared in Équateur province, western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country’s eleventh recorded epidemic. Declared while DRC was still grappling with the tenth Ebola epidemic in the country’s northeast, and amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, this new Ebola outbreak has already spread to 11 health zones in the province, in a very hard-to-reach region where some villages are only accessible by river.
6-25 | Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola on 1 August 2018. The outbreak was centred in the northeast of the country, in North Kivu and Ituri provinces; cases had also been reported in South Kivu. With the number of cases having surpassed 3,000, it is by far the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak. It is also the second-biggest Ebola epidemic ever recorded, behind the West Africa outbreak of 2014-2016.
6-10 | With over five million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, many organisations—including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—are working tirelessly for everyone’s health and safety. With operations in more than 70 countries, the organisation is able to respond to communities affected by the pandemic. Here are a few ways MSF is doing that.