"It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system," said World Health Organisation chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu.
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a World 'Public Health Emergency'
WHO, 17 July 2019
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of… Read more »
A caregiver with the seven-month-old baby of a woman who died of Ebola in North Kivu,
WHO Declares International Emergency Over Ebola Outbreak
Deutsche Welle, 17 July 2019
The UN's public health agency has warned that the possibility of the outbreak spreading across the region "remains very high." Health organizations have struggled to contain the… Read more »
Ebola Infections Among Children Grow
UN News, 16 July 2019
Ahead of a key expert meeting conevned by the United Nations to decide whether to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an international… Read more »
UN Children's Fund Official On Ebola Outbreak
Unicef, 17 July 2019
Remarks from UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi at the High-Level Event on the Response and Preparedness for the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more »
Response to the World Health Organization's declaration of Ebola Outbreak as Global Health Emergency
ASTMH, 18 July 2019
ASTMH welcomes the WHO’s declaration of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a global public health emergency. The declaration will help to… Read more »
Pastor Dies of Ebola in Eastern DRC's Largest City - Officials
Premium Times, 17 July 2019
Officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed the death of the first Ebola Patient in Goma, the largest city, east of the country. Read more »
This latest spread stems from a pastor who rode a bus from the northeast to Goma. Authorities have identified the two buses he took before arriving in Goma; these people will need ... Read more »
UNICEF has said that "the combined threat of Ebola and measles for the thousands of families living in overcrowded and unsanitary displacement camps is unprecedented, and there is ... Read more »
Months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the DR Congo, it has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected over 2000 people, and spread across the border into neighbouring Uganda, ... Read more »
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