Ebola

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) started an Ebola emergency response in Uganda, after the outbreak has been declared on September 20th. The teams are involved in supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) in case management and are doing health promotion, a major pillar in fighting the disease. Outreach...
Since September 20, 2022, the day the Ebola epidemic was declared in Uganda, MSF has been working alongside the Ministry of Health to support medical care in the country. As of October 23, 90 patients were confirmed with Ebola and 28 people were reported to have died from the disease. Another 32...
Since the declaration of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda on 20 September (and as of 2 October 2022), the Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed 43 cases of Ebola and reported 29 deaths (nine confirmed deaths from the disease and 20 probable). MSF is working with the Ministry of Health to set up an...
Immediately after the declaration of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda, which followed the detection of an infected person in the centre of the country, the Ministry of Health asked Médecins Sans Frontières to support its efforts in the fight against the spread of the disease. On Wednesday 21 September,...
This week, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched Ebola virus disease management activities in the Beni health zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo, supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health. In the Butsili and Kanzulinzuli health centers, MSF’s response focuses...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Two staff in full personal protective equipment wait for a person suspected of having Ebola at the newly-opened MSF Ebola Treatment Centre in Katwa, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. © Lisa Veran/MSF

Today as the world is focused on the Corona Virus pandemic, the world's second-worst Ebola outbreak is finally nearing its end.

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