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NEW Situation Epidémiologqiue. Evolution de l'Epidemie d'Ebola dans les Provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l'Ituri Vendredi 17 juillet 2019

Ministère de la Santé, DR Congo, (2019)

Depuis le début de l’épidémie, le cumul des cas est de 2.522, dont 2.428 confirmés et 94 probables. Au total, il y a eu 1.698 décès (1.604 confirmés et 94 probables) et 717 personnes guéries. 374 cas suspects en cours d’investigation ; 10 nouveaux cas confirmés, dont 6 à Beni, 2 à Mabalako, 1 à Katwa et 1 à Mangurujipa ; 10 nouveaux décès de cas confirmés : 5 décès communautaires, dont 3 à Beni, 1 à Mabalako et 1 à Mangurujipa ; 5 décès au CTE/CT dont 4 à Beni et 1 à Katwa ; 7 personnes guéries sorties du CTE Mabalako ; Aucun agent de santé ne figure parmi les nouveaux cas confirmés. Le cumul des cas confirmés/probables parmi les agents de santé est de 136 (5 % de l’ensemble des cas confirmés/probables), dont 41 décès

Social Science in Humanitarian Action Key considerations: Ebola preparedness and readiness in Goma, DRC

Peyton, D.; I. Gercama and J. Bedford, Eds.: Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform, (2019)

This brief summarises key considerations about the social, political and economic context of Goma in relation to the outbreak of Ebola in the DRC as of March 2019. Goma is the administrative capital of North Kivu province and a major urban centre in the Great Lakes Region. The city is home to an estimated 1.5 million people and serves as an important economic and transportation hub that links eastern Congo to the broader East African sub-region. The arrival of Ebola in Goma would substantially increase the at-risk population and heighten the potential for cross-border transmission to neighbouring countries, particularly Rwanda. This brief therefore focuses on local social and political structures that can be leveraged to promote preparedness and readiness actions.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 30, 26 February 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

From the beginning of the outbreak to 24 February 2019, a total of 872 EVD cases, including 807 confirmed and 65 probable cases, were reported from 19 health zones in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces. A total of 548 deaths were reported (overall case fatality ratio 63%), including 483 deaths among confirmed cases. Of confirmed and probable cases with reported age and sex, 57% (496/871) were female, and 30% (262/871) were children aged less than 18 years. One healthcare worker was among the newly confirmed cases in the last week, bringing the number of health workers infected to 69, with 21 deaths

Rwanda: Ebola Preparedness Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) update n° 2 - DREF Operation n° MDRRW017

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies IFRC, (2019)

Strengthening of SDB teams through refresher trainings and regular simulation exercises/drills Continue social mobilization and community engagement through mobile cinema and community awareness sessions Procure and preposition additional PPE kits

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa

Fistin Mahamba, Eds.: IRIN, (2019)

Six months since the start of Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak – the second worst in history, with more than 400 people dead – this special report evaluates efforts to prevent the disease from spreading internationally and sparking a regional crisis

IOM DR Congo Migration Health Division: Ebola Response - North Kivu Situation Report 3 (01 -15 September 2018)

International Organization for Migration IOM, (2018)

Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) and Flow Monitoring (FMP) at border-crossings and in the affected province Points of Entry (POE) surveillance (health screening, risk communication, hand washing and hygiene promotion) Cross-border coordination between DRC, Republic of Uganda (Uganda) and Republic of Rwanda (Rwanda)

WHO Regional strategic plan for EVD operational readiness and preparedness in countries neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo June 2018 – February 2019

World Health Organization WHO, (2018)

The Strategic plan aims to ensure alignment of preparedness and readiness actions in the nine countries focusing on eight technical areas: strengthening multisectoral coordination; surveillance for early detection; laboratory diagnostic capacity; points of entry; rapid response teams; risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement; case management and infection prevention and control (IPC) capacities; and, operations support and logistics. The purpose of the WHO Regional Strategic Plan is to ensure that the countries bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo are prepared and ready to implement timely and effective risk mitigation, detection and response measures should there be any importation of EVD cases.

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