7-18 | WHO today declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). MSF International President, Joanne Liu said, “The signs are clear: people are still dying in the communities, health workers are still infected, and transmission is still going on.
Urgent humanitarian response needed to unprecedented crises in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo
6-27 | Multiple humanitarian crises are unfolding in Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and hundreds of thousands of people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The recent upsurge in violence across the regions of Djugu, Mahagi and Irumu have forced thousands to flee their homes.
3-8 | Seven months into the largest ever Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Ebola response is failing to bring the epidemic under control in a climate of deepening community mistrust, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said at a press conference in Geneva today. Since the beginning of the year, more than 40% of new cases are people who died of Ebola in the communities.
3-1 | MSF has put on stand-by its medical activities in the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic, in the province of North-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following an attack on an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Butembo city during the evening of 27 February. Unidentified assailants set some of the compound’s facilities – as well as vehicles – on fire. The blazes were contained, but the teams were obliged to immediately cease patient care.
2-26 | Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has decided to suspend the activities of an Ebola Treatment Centre in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, the international medical organization announced today. This happened after the facility was partially burnt down in a violent attack. The suspension will severely limit access to essential health services.