Congo-Kinshasa: The Forgotten People of Ituri Fleeing Violence
[MSF] Benjamin (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Hundreds of Thousands of People Uprooted By Conflict in Ituri Urgently Need Assistance
[MSF] "I live in the Tse Lowi [camp] with my son and six grandchildren. In February, it will be two years since we had to flee our village," said Yvonne, in front of the straw hut where she now stays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
[WHO] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO extends global emergency for Ebola in DRC
The WHO has extended its global health emergency status for the Democratic Republic of Congo in its fight against Ebola over concerns that ending the declaration might negatively affect response efforts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak Still an International Public Health Concern
[UN News] The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
This week, the case incidence continued to be low in the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Figure 1). From 5 to 11 February, three new confirmed cases were reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province. All three cases have epidemiological links to a transmission chain originating in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone, with possible nosocomial exposure in Beni. The most recent case reported from Beni Health Zone on 11 February was isolated one day after symptom onset. Early detection of cases reduces the probability of transmission of EVD in the community and significantly...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern
The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo's Ebola outbreak remains a global emergency, WHO says
The World Health Organization said despite positive signs in Congo, the country's Ebola epidemic continues to be a global health emergency. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN: Congo's Ebola outbreak slows but still global emergency
The World Health Organization says although signs are “extremely positive” in Congo that the Ebola outbreak is winding down, the epidemic remains a global health emergency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Outbreak Seems to Be Easing
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Experts are " very encouraged " after just three new Ebola cases were reported in the past week in eastern Congo, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday. It is an indication that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statement on the Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12 February 2020
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/12/2020. This meeting to review the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on February 12, 2020. It was the unanimous view of the Committee that this event still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005). The Committee acknowledged the revised risk assessment, which puts the risk now as high at national and regional levels, and low at the global level. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Accelerate Development of a Potential Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., February 11, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies will further expedite its investigational coronavirus vaccine program through an expanded collaboration with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The collaborative partnership with BARDA builds on Johnson & Johnson’s multipronged response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. In addition to Janssen’s ef...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

WHO chief 'very encouraged' by dip in Congo Ebola cases
The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that experts are "very encouraged” after only three new cases of Ebola have been reported in the past week in eastern Congo, a sign the epidemic could finally be waning some 18 months after it began (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Republic of Congo Steps Up Polio Vaccination in Border Region
[WHO] Republic of Congo steps up polio vaccination in border region (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV. As of writing, there have been over 30,000 diagnosed cases and over 630 related deaths. A virus that emerged in a single city, Wuhan, China—indeed, in a single crowded ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

News Coverage of Coronavirus in 2020 is Very Different Than it Was For Ebola in 2018
A novel coronavirus that originated in China and has since spread to more than 20 other countries has dominated headlines across the globe since it was first announced in December 2019, as scientists and media outlets (including this one) scramble to understand the virus’ origins, trajectory and impact. The wall-to-wall coverage of the virus, known has 2019-nCoV, has been unusually heavy, even in comparison to other recent health threats, such as the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that began in August 2018 and continues to this day. ( function() { var func = function() { ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

Africa: Addressing Hazardous Waste Within Africa
[UNEP] In mid-February, government representatives from across the African continent will come together in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo to work towards a safe chemicals and waste future. Read on for more about the process and what it means. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas
The $683 million will be used for efforts towards women’s reproductive and sexual health rights across 57 countries, of which about $300 million will be directed towards UNFPA’s projects in Arab state regions, including countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world.  At the Humanitarian Action Overview 2020, launched on Thurs...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Armed Conflicts Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Sexual and Reproductiv Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 29 January to 4 February four new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care in Rwanda Starts with a Strong Government Partnership
By Samson Radeny, Chief of party, Ingobyi Project, Rwanda ; Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer Photo by Charles Harris for IntraHealth International.February 13, 2020Just a decade ago, Rwanda struggled to provide high-quality health services. But when the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals pushed for change, Rwanda was focused, proactive, and determined to provide better for its 12 million people. Now, the country is an example of how hopes for better health care can become a reality.In the past two decades, the maternal mortality rate in Rwanda hasdropped from 1,071 to 210 deaths per 100,000 live births&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Infectious Diseases Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health Digital Health Leadership and Governance IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Community Health Workers Source Type: news

Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo
Woman gives birth to healthy baby in …., Democratic Republic of the Congo, facilitated by the delivery that day of emergency reproductive health kits. Credit: UNFPABy Julitta Onabanjo, Shoko Arakaki and Sennen HountonGENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 4 2020 (IPS) Eleven-year-old “Anne” went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story. Traumatized and frightened, she feared reprisal from her attackers. Painstakingly, she recounted the brutal rape she had suffered and the pa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Julitta Onabanjo and Sennen Hounton Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Environment Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Security Risk Management: Improving the Security and Access of Response Actors, Including Healthcare Workers, Through Effective Security Risk Management Based on Humanitarian Principles
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This two-page document describes security risk management, which refers to the day-to-day management of security risks, and provides specific recommendations for security risk management for the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The recommendations provide specific security measures that foster an acceptance strategy/approach by drawing on and adhering to core humanitarian principles in order to address some of the security challenges currently faced by response actors, including healthcare workers, operating in the DRC. (PDF) (Source: Disaster...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Delivering Aid and Emergency Healthcare In Insecure Settings: Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-2020
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This two-page document provides practical recommendations for implementing appropriate security risk management measures in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to enable response actors, including healthcare workers, to effectively address security challenges related to the Ebola outbreak and the prolonged conflict in the area. It suggests that security risk management measures implemented in eastern DRC should adopt an approach that focuses on adherence to core humanitarian principles. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Challenge: Non-State Armed Groups; Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-20
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This four-page report identifies the contextual challenges relating to the presence and involvement of non-state armed groups in the Ebola emergency response areas of operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that have impacted both response actors ’ security and their access to affected communities. It presents a security strategy, security risk management measures, and additional resources for the issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Challenge: Sexual Violence and Abuse Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-20
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This three-page report identifies a heightened risk of sexual violence and abuse against civilians and local healthcare workers in the Ebola-affected eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is important that organizations are appropriately prepared to respond to an incident of sexual violence against or abuse of a staff member. The report presents a security strategy, security risk management measures, and additional resources for the issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Challenge: Community Distrust and Resistance; Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-20
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This four-page report identifies the contextual challenges relating to community distrust and resistance to the Ebola emergency response areas of operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that have impacted both response actors ’ security and their access to affected communities. It presents a security strategy, security risk management measures, and additional resources for the issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Challenge: Abduction of Health Workers; Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-20
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This three-page report discusses the heightened risk of the abduction of healthcare workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ebola response actors are encouraged to include the risk of abduction of healthcare workers and other national staff members in their security plans. The report presents a security strategy, security risk management measures, and additional resources for the issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Security Challenge: Arson Attacks; Recommendations for Work in the DRC in the Context of the Ebola Emergency Response 2019-20
Source: Insecurity Insight. Published: 2/2020. This three-page report identifies a heightened risk of arson attacks against healthcare facilities in the Ebola-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with implications for response actors ’ security and access to affected communities. It presents a security strategy, security risk management measures, and additional resources for the issue. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Coronavirus and Will Deny Entry to Foreign Nationals Who Have Been in China
The Trump Administration on Friday declared an outbreak of novel coronavirus a public health emergency in the U.S. and announced that it will temporarily deny entry to any foreign national who “poses a risk” of transmitting the virus. Specifically, the Administration will temporarily deny entry to any foreign national who has been in China, members of the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Task Force announced Friday. The policy’s only exceptions are for immediate family of American citizens and permanent U.S. residents. Additional new temporary measures will take effect beginning Sunday at 5 p.m., ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV onetime Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 22 to 28 January five new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Multi-Pronged Response to Coronavirus Global Public Health Threat
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 29, 2020 – Johnson & Johnson today announced that it is mobilizing resources at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to launch a multi-pronged response to the novel coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV or Wuhan coronavirus) outbreak. As part of this work, the Company has initiated efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral therapies. Identifying compounds with antiviral activity against 2019-nCoV may contribute to providing immediate relief to the current outbreak.“J&J has a long-standing comm...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Teams Dispatched to Kagadi After Case of Crimean-Congo Fever Confirmed
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Ugandan health experts have been dispatched to Kigadi district to contain an outbreak of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces $250 Million Commitment to Support Frontline Health Workers, Reaching 100 Million People By 2030
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 23, 2020 -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced a $250 million commitment to frontline health workers through the company's founding of the new Center for Health Worker Innovation. Recognizing the World Health Organization (WHO) Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the critical role health workers play in early detection and response to pandemics like the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Center will support one million nurses, midwives and community health workers by 2030 reaching 100 million patients. The Center responds to the WHO's projected shortage...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Winning Community Trust in Ebola Control
[WHO] Butembo, DRC, 22 January 2020 - "Why is Ebola taking so long to end?" a fierce-looking man in a community meeting outside Butembo town in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) wants to know. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nine new confirmed cases were reported from 15 to 21 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast. Will Doctors Be Able to Find a Treatment Before the Outbreak Ends?
Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Uganda: Fear as Red Cross Withdraws Ebola Screening Volunteers
[Independent (Kampala)] Kisoro -Kisoro district Ebola surveillance officials are concerned about the partial withdrawal Ebola screening volunteers deployed by Uganda Red Cross Society-URCS from the Uganda-Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disease Outbreak News (DONs)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/21/2020. This web page, updated in 2020, provides the latest updates on diseases reported to the World Health Organization, including updates on cases of novel coronavirus in Asia and Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It provides links to archives of disease outbreaks by year, by disease, and disease outbreaks by countries, territories, and areas. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent
Credit: UN WomenBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 (IPS) The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for women’s rights. But many countries on the Human Rights Council continue to negotiate women’s human rights off the table, she pointed out. In Sept 2019, she sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Mistrust Provokes Attack on Red Cross Volunteers in Ebola-Affected Community
[VOA] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that community mistrust was the cause of an attack on Red Cross volunteers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo this week.   The attack took place during a burial service for an Ebola victim in Ituri province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Fourteen new confirmed cases were reported from 8 to 14 January in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Africa: Cancer, Climate Change, Re-Emerging Diseases to Dominate Research This Year
[East African] It was a tumultuous year, research scientists say of 2019, as they point to cholera that swept through Mozambique, threatening the population just as the protracted Ebola crisis hit the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Who Calls for Beefed Up Efforts Against Measles Outbreak
[CISA] Kinshasa -The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for more funding to stop the outbreak of measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gender differences in response to war-related trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder - a study among the Congolese refugees in Uganda - Ainamani HE, Elbert T, Olema DK, Hecker T.
BACKGROUND: The wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo have left indelible marks on the mental health and functioning of the Congolese civilians that sought refuge in Uganda. Even though it is clear that civilians who are exposed to potentially traumatiz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Deaths Exceed 6 000
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE death toll in the world's worst measles epidemic, currently battering the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has surpassed 6 000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Case Definitions Used During the First 6 Months of the 10th Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo --- Four Neighboring Countries, August 2018--February 2019
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is experiencing its 10th Ebola virus disease outbreak in an area with a high volume of cross-border population movement. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Ebola Virus Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Health Communication Source Type: news

Population Movement Patterns Among the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda During an Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease: Results from Community Engagement in Two Districts --- Uganda, March 201
Trade and business, need for health care, visits to family, refugee support, and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drive population movement patterns among Rwanda, Uganda, and the provinces in eastern DRC that are experiencing an Ebola virus disease outbreak. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Ebola Virus Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Source Type: news

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 in DRC
Measles has killed more than 6,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said, describing it as the "world's worst measles epidemic." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: The Complex Logistics of Ebola Response
[WHO] How do you deliver nearly three tons of supplies every day to halt Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) conflict-affected north-eastern region? For the World Health Organization (WHO), a 40-strong operations support and logistics team works almost non-stop to speedily dispatch materials across an area four times the size of neighbouring Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news