Ebola virus -
  • 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...

  • Africa CDC deploys volunteers to tackle Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo
    01 june 2018 18:29:47
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - After recruiting and training 18 Congolese volunteers, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has deployed them to Equator province to support the response to Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Ebola vaccine provides protection, hope for high-risk communities in DRC (Feature by WHO Africa Region)
    31 may 2018 07:08:33
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - It’s been ten days since Jean René (not his real name) lost his brother to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Medical charity begins Ebola vaccination in DRC
    31 may 2018 07:02:20
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) - Medical NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says it has started vaccinating Ebola frontline workers in Bikoro, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where teams have been working with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) over the past few weeks. The trial vaccination will also be offered to contacts of patients. Full text...

  • Children must be at heart of response to Ebola outbreak in DRC – UNICEF
    28 may 2018 02:38:11
    Kinshasa, DRC (PANA) – Children continue to be at risk and are affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), making it essential that their health and wellbeing are prioritized in the response. Full text...

  • Death of Ebola patients who fled DRC hospital highlights dangers - WHO
    27 may 2018 05:26:34
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The escape of three patients infected with the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the hospital where they were being treated is “not unexpected”, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, underlining the need to step up efforts to explain the dangers of the deadly disease to affected communities. Full text...

  • Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’
    23 may 2018 22:31:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains on an “epidemiological knife-edge” regarding the spread of deadly Ebola disease, despite the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WB pandemic financing facility approves US$12m grant to stop Ebola outbreak in DRC
    22 may 2018 18:13:02
    Washington, US (PANA) - The World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) on Tuesday made its first-ever financial commitment, approving a US$12 million grant towards the current Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • WHO supports Ebola vaccination of high risk populations in DR Congo
    21 may 2018 15:07:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners, is preparing to vaccinate high risk populations against Ebola virus disease (EVD) in affected health zones. Full text...

  • UNICEF mobilises community workers to fight DR Congo Ebola
    19 may 2018 04:41:53
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – Scaling up in response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN children's fund (UNICEF), with the DRC Government and partners, is mobilizing hundreds of community workers to raise awareness among children and families of how to protect themselves against the disease. Full text...

  • WHO says DR Congo Ebola 'not public health emergency of international concern'
    18 may 2018 19:09:08
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Full text...

  • Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – WHO
    17 may 2018 20:20:59
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • WHO concerned as one Ebola case is confirmed in urban area of DR Congo
    17 may 2018 15:31:07
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Thursday. Full text...

  • WHO chief visits Ebola affected area in DR Congo
    14 may 2018 08:36:33
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday visited the town of Bikoro in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak. Full text...

  • UN says ready for 'all scenarios' in DR Congo Ebola outbreak
    11 may 2018 18:28:39
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The chances of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) spreading across borders are low, said the United Nations health agency on Friday, although nine neighbouring countries remain on alert. Full text...

  • New Ebola outbreak confirmed in DR Congo
    08 may 2018 20:35:21
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - Two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) by Government scientists there, prompting the UN health agency to immediately scale up its response. Full text...

  • Liberia: Test Ebola vaccines produce year-long immunity in most study participants
    12 october 2017 15:15:56
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Results from PREVAIL I, a large Ebola vaccine study that enrolled more than a thousand Liberians in Monrovia during the first few months of 2015, were published on Thursday, October 12, in the issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Chief Medical Officer denies Ebola resurgence rumours
    29 september 2017 15:33:22
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The Chief Medical Officer in Sierra Leone, Dr Brima Kargbo, has denied rumours that Ebola has resurfaced in the country. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: Africa volunteer corps deployed to DRC to monitor Ebola
    12 july 2017 17:29:16
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - A group of African health volunteers have been deployed to north-eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to carry out Ebola surveillance to prevent a possible spread of the virus to Central African Republic (CAR), the AU said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo: WHO declares end to latest Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
    03 july 2017 19:39:41
    Brazaville, Congo (PANA) - A recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is over, the United Nations health agency announced Monday adding that enhanced surveillance for the virus continues. Full text...

  • Congo: WHO announces end of most recent Ebola outbreak in DRC
    03 july 2017 09:52:31
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The UN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Switzerland: DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak
    31 may 2017 05:21:54
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Experts race against clock to quell DRC Ebola outbreak – UN
    18 may 2017 20:06:11
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) – A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.Full text...

  • Kenya: Kenya on high alert after fresh Ebola outbreak in DRC
    16 may 2017 16:14:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya's Health Ministry issued an Ebola Alert on Tuesday following an outbreak of the disease in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), saying the risk of importation remained high due to the use of Kenya as an air transit hub to DRC. Full text...

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