WHO in emergencies
WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
12 August 2018 Beni/Brazzaville– WHO’s global and African regional leadership saw first-hand the complexities of implementing the Ebola response in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in visits with the Ministry of Health officials to affected areas over the last two days. While this is the country’s 10th Ebola outbreak, it is the first time that the disease has struck a densely populated active conflict zone.
Heavy rains cause flooding in the Lao People's Democratic Republic
8 August 2018 -- On Monday 23 July, heavy rains overwhelmed an auxiliary dam of a hydroelectric project, causing catastrophic flash flooding in villages downstream. More than a hundred people remain missing and thousands are taking shelter in temporary camps. WHO is working withthe Ministry of Health and partners to prevent, detect and control disease outbreaks and ensure affected communities can access life-saving health services.
Gaza: stories of loss and survival
9 August 2018, Gaza — Since the start of the demonstrations in Gaza on 30 March, 162 Palestinians have been killed and 17 259 injured as of 30 July, mainly as a result of live ammunition gunshot wounds and gas inhalation.
Southern Syrian Arab Republic Health Cluster report
29 July 2018 -- WHO is sending a second shipment to the hospital in Sweida to respond to urgent needs. This shipment contains more than 113 000 treatments, including medicines and supplies to treat trauma cases.
Borno targets more than 1 million children with anti-malaria therapy
13 July 2018, Maiduguri, Nigeria - With the support of World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, Borno State Ministry of Health plans to reach more than 1.1 million children aged three to 59 months with anti-malaria therapy in 13 local government areas (LGAs), including security compromised Mobbar, Ngala, and Monguno. From 14 – 17 July 2018, anti-malaria drug administrators will be visiting households to administer the first dose of the 4-cycle campaign, which aims to mitigate against increased cases and deaths during the 2018 peak transmission period in the state.
After Ebola: a recent survivor starts to rebuild
12 July 2018 - Since he was a teenager, Didier Ipete wanted to run his own store. He would have liked to have studied at university but he didn’t have that opportunity. Nevertheless, he was happy to build up his business until it was one of the most popular shops at the market in Itipo, a small community in Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Operational readiness and preparedness in neighbouring countries
Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Nigeria
Nipah virus – India