Ebola

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.

As the worst Ebola outbreak in DRC’s history approaches its second year, the number of new Ebola cases recorded each week is hovering near its highest levels since the beginning of the epidemic. In July, between 80 and 100 people were diagnosed with the disease every week. The outbreak is also...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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