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  • WHO: Ebola outbreak continuing with 'moderate intensity' in eastern DR Congo
    15 february 2019 13:05:17
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is continuing with "moderate intensity" with 97 new cases reported in the last 21 days, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement made available on Friday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • Partners seek US$148m for final assault on Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in DRC
    15 february 2019 13:00:51
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - In a bid to bring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo to an end through strategies outlined in the newly launched Strategic Response Plan 3 (SRP3), the Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners have appealed for US$ 148 million. Full text...

  • Latest Ebola virus outbreak kills 513 people in DR Congo
    13 february 2019 13:43:36
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The Ebola virus epidemic that broke out six months ago in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 513 persons, a spokesperson for the UN Stabilisation Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO), Matthias Gillman, said on Wednesday at a news briefing, quoting the World Health Organisation.Full text...

  • WHO says 119 new cases of Ebola reported in Eastern DR Congo
    08 february 2019 11:02:18
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Despite encouraging signs, some 119 new cases of Ebola virus disease were reported across several parts in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in recent weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement made available on Friday to PANA in Kigali.Full text...

  • No Ebola virus cases recorded in Mali - health minister
    29 january 2019 13:56:16
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - There is no basis for reports of Ebola cases in some localities in Mali, the country's Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Prof. Samba Sow, said after an emergency meeting in Bamako on Monday.Full text...

  • Rwanda refutes reports on Ebola spreading across DR Congo border
    29 january 2019 13:46:32
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's health ministry on Tuesday refuted reports of a cross-border spread of the Ebola Virus Disease from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and emphasised it has intensified preparedness and response activities against the deadly virus.Full text...

  • WHO concerned about increase of new Ebola cases in eastern DR Congo
    26 january 2019 14:46:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that health workers have continued to face challenges in the containment and control of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • WHO says newly reported Ebola cases decline in eastern DR Congo
    11 january 2019 10:47:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The UN World Health Organization (WHO) says there is a decline in newly reported Ebola cases in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), which is the epicentre of the virus.Full text...

  • DR Congo's Ebola response resumes despite ‘risky environment’
    09 january 2019 05:53:14
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Despite a precarious security environment and continuing pockets of mistrust on the part of affected populations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that all Ebola-affected areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu Province are now accessible to health workers. Full text...

  • Uganda’s Ebola preparedness ‘will go a long way,’ says WHO chief
    03 january 2019 20:22:38
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - In the wake of an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), neighboring Uganda is implementing a series of preventative response measures to keep the deadly disease at bay, the UN World Health Organisation said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Protesters vandalise DR Congo Ebola response centres in Beni and Butembo
    29 december 2018 16:59:55
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Ebola response activities in Beni and Butembo in Democratic Republic of Congo, were again disrupted on Friday, following public protests against postponement of elections in this part of the country. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak in DRC conflict zone ‘remains dangerous and unpredictable’ – UN chiefs
    09 november 2018 04:58:54
    Beni, DRC (PANA) - While new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are working, the epidemic remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda in bid to halt spread of deadly Ebola
    07 november 2018 20:03:09
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ugandan Ministry of Health have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border. Full text...

  • Security Council urges responder-safety focus, as DRC Ebola outbreak worsens
    31 october 2018 02:00:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears that the virus could spread further into the country and the wider region. Full text...

  • Rwanda conducts simulation exercise for Ebola prevention
    25 october 2018 18:16:27
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's health personnel at the Military Hospital in Kanombe, a suburb of Kigali city, conducted a simulation exercise on Thursday as part of preparations to prevent and manage suspected cases of Ebola virus. Full text...

  • 4th int'l conference of west African consortiun clinical research begins in Bamako
    17 october 2018 13:27:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The 4th international conference of west African consortiun clinical research, gathering researchers from the west African sub-region, Europe and America, began since Tuesday in Bamako, the Malian capital, chaired by the Malian minister of health and public hygiene, Pr. Samba Sow, PANA learned from reliable source. Full text...

  • WHO calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
    16 october 2018 05:00:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives. Full text...

  • 80% of children in DRC Ebola-affected areas return to school - UNICEF
    15 october 2018 02:45:13
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – One month after the beginning of the school year, 80 per cent of school-aged children have returned to school in Beni and Mabalako health zones, the two epicentres of the current Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More than half of these children are girls, the UN children's fund (UNICEF) has said. Full text...

  • UNICEF teams up with DRC Ebola survivors to help stop spread
    01 october 2018 06:44:52
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Recent survivors of the Ebola virus and the UN children's fund (UNICEF) are partnering to help prevent further transmission of the deadly disease in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response
    28 september 2018 16:09:13
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is threatening the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. Full text...

  • Save the Children raises red flag about new Ebola cases
    26 september 2018 08:20:30
    Beni, DRC (PANA) - Save the Children, a children's rights NGO, says it is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days in DR Congo, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Full text...

  • Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation
    25 september 2018 19:25:42
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Aid work suspended due to deadly attack in DR Congo
    25 september 2018 07:19:33
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) - Humanitarian charity, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), suspended all its activities in the north-eastern city of Beni and surrounding areas Monday, as a result of an armed group attack on Saturday. Full text...

  • 155 children left orphaned or separated from their parents in DRC’s latest Ebola outbreak - UNICEF
    22 september 2018 12:48:12
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – UNB children's fund, UNICEF, and its partners have so far identified 155 children who have been orphaned or left unaccompanied as a result of the latest Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Ebola control in Butembo: Africa CDC supports local Coordination Prevention Commission
    21 september 2018 14:11:40
    Butembo, DR Congo (PANA) - In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in response to the 10th Ebola epidemic, the African Union (AU), through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effort by providing professionals with proven skills who are actively involved in the control and eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease in Butembo city. Full text...

  • New cases of deadly Ebola virus in DR Congo, as UN steps up response
    15 september 2018 06:05:52
    Butembo, DR Congo (PANA) - In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the UN has stepped up community-based efforts to tackle Ebola disease, following confirmation that the virus has reached the city of Butembo, near the Ugandan border, where it has claimed three lives. Full text...

  • MSF treats 65 Ebola patients in first month in North Kivu
    10 september 2018 05:56:55
    Beni, DRC (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says it has treated 65 patients confirmed to be diagnosed with Ebola in the first month of intervention in the latest Ebola outbreak, in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak
    30 august 2018 18:13:24
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Food (WFP) reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support
    29 august 2018 06:41:28
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education, health and water, sanitation, and hygiene programmes to assist children and their teachers. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak spreads to eastern DRC 'no-go' zone surrounded by rebels
    25 august 2018 06:18:35
    Geneva, Switzerland(PANA) - Rebel violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is escalating inside the vast country’s Ebola-hit North Kivu province, putting millions at risk, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Friday. Full text...

  • Child victims of DRC Ebola outbreak need ‘special attention and care’ - UNICEF
    18 august 2018 06:05:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - An ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has particularly affected children, the UN’s children agency, UNICEF, said on Friday. Full text...

  • Medical charity opens Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo's North Kivu region
    17 august 2018 07:44:13
    Mangina, DR Congo (PANA) - Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. Full text...

  • Conflict zones could constitute ‘hiding places’ for Ebola virus – WHO chief
    14 august 2018 19:57:14
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Following a two-day mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday repeated his call for warring parties in conflict-riven North Kivu to stop fighting, and allow health teams access to areas affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in the region. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises communication specialists to support Ebola vaccination campaign in DRC
    13 august 2018 06:44:37
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Following the launch of the vaccination campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 8 August, UNICEF has mobilized communication specialists to inform and engage communities affected by the disease as the vaccination campaign is being rolled-out. Full text...

  • Free, secure access needed in DR Congo conflict zone to tackle Ebola – WHO
    13 august 2018 06:30:37
    Beni, DR Congo (PANA) - After seeing first-hand the complexities of the Ebola response in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), the Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for “free and secure” access to the disease-affected people. Full text...

  • Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu
    10 august 2018 09:49:07
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a statement from the medical charity. Full text...

  • Ebola vaccination begins in North Kivu - WHO
    09 august 2018 16:36:48
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province. Full text...

  • Specialist Red Cross team arrives in North Kivu to combat Ebola
    07 august 2018 16:13:03
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern DR Congo,,the humanitarian organization said in a press releaseTuesday. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises staff, supplies to help with response to new DRC Ebola outbreak
    06 august 2018 06:27:31
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Following last Wednesday's announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) says it has mobilised its teams to help contain the spread of the disease and protect children. Full text...

  • 'Conflict in new Ebola zone of DR Congo exacerbates complexity of response'
    05 august 2018 03:26:17
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be “very, very complex”, given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict there, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Full text...

  • DR Congo ebola outbreak compounds dire humanitarian crisis - NRC
    03 august 2018 14:06:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo's conflict zone, North Kivu, whose residents have been massively displaced, is a toxic cocktail that will exacerbate the virus and have fatal consequences, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned on Friday.Full text...

  • New cluster of Ebola cases announced in DR Congo, says WHO
    02 august 2018 04:26:40
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory results indicate a new cluster of cases of the deadly Ebola virus in North Kivu province, the UN health agency said. Full text...

  • UNICEF raises US$10 million for 9th Ebola epidemic
    26 july 2018 20:41:09
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The UN Childrens' Fund (UNICEF) said it raised more than US$10 million, including funds from several donors, to respond to the 9th Ebola epidemic, which broke out two months ago in North-West Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a communiqué obtained Thursday by PANA.Full text...

  • WHO declares DR Congo Ebola outbreak over
    24 july 2018 19:30:06
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Ebola virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has been declared over, thanks to a concerted national and international effort to contain the threat, the UN’s top health official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • MSF hands over Ebola response activities in DRC
    04 july 2018 06:55:22
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Medical charity, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says after a two-month emergency intervention in Equator Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it has begun handing over its Ebola response activities to the Ministry of Health and other non-governmental organisations in Mbandaka, Bikoro, Itipo and Iboko. Full text...

  • WHO sensitises Congolese journalists on Ebola
    28 june 2018 11:47:15
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - A sensitisation workshop for Congolese journalists on Ebola opened on Wednesday in Brazzaville with the participation of public and private broadcasting media practitioners.Full text...

  • Catholic priest returns home after surviving Ebola in DR Congo (Feature by WHO)
    14 june 2018 06:42:02
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Rev. Father Lucien Ambunga, Catholic Priest and Pastor for the remote rural community of Itipo celebrated his first mass last Sunday since he returned to his parish on 8 June, after recovering from Ebola. Full text...

  • WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak
    09 june 2018 07:32:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease. Full text...

  • Rights group calls for respect of human rights in DRC Ebola response
    07 june 2018 03:58:50
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should ensure human rights protections in controlling the recent Ebola outbreak, Human Rights Watch has said Full text...

  • More than 300,000 people reached with awareness-raising campaign on Ebola in DRC - UNICEF
    06 june 2018 04:48:54
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners have reached more than 300,000 people with lifesaving information about how to avoid contracting the deadly virus. Full text...

Special File - Ebola virus

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