New Ebola virus disease outbreak in the north east of DR Congo – WHO commitment

8 August, 2018

Dear All ,

The OKAPI Radio (Radio of D R Congo united mission of peace stabilization) the WHO raises voice and commitment to fight against the 10th Ebola outbreak announced since august first 2018.

WHO calls to DR Congo neighborhood countries (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, south Sudan) close to north Kivu province to increase the surveillance in their borderlines with DR Congo.

Simultaneously, about thirty entrances point toward MANGINA, hub of Ebola outbreak, are strengthened to detect and manage in emergency the Ebola new cases.

WHO has a team of experts composed of logisticians, epidemiologists, communicators, specialized clinician nurses and doctors, mobilization occupational and emergencies coordinators. Most having participated in last Ebola outbreak in west of the DRC are members of this team.

In GOMA , capital city of north Kivu province , a meeting of journalists held yesterday had decided to involve medias in the cue effort by providing a clear message , the population needs to observe hygienic measures and to wash hands regularly with soaps . This message will also afford the transmission ways and how to avoid it. The journalists think to contribute in this campaign in bringing clear communication in both population in urban and in remote area.

According OKAPI radio, the WHO General director, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and his deputy in charge of emergency intervention will come tomorrow in DR Congo

Thank you

Andre Shongo Diamba

HIFA profile: Andre Shongo Diamba is a medical doctor, he got a Master of Public Health international health degree from school of health and tropical medicine, Tulane University, USA in 2016 and is flexible to job opportunities. Previously, Andre worked as coordinator at PISRF- Programme Intégré de santé de reproduction et familial (Integrated program of reproductive health and Family), a Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) participative NGO of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, committed in awareness and care providing in favor of women and children of low social area, and toward this group to whole community. PISRF undertakes sociological, public health and biomedical researches in the family planning and reproductive health (education, sexuality without risk, safe motherhood, HIV/AIDS prevention), it encourages the humanitarian and research projects and ensures results dissemination to all. Andre has along experience in providing community reproductive health projects such information, communication - education; care services and research leading. He has participated at numerous international conferences in the field of reproductive health and population, health, environment. Andre is interested topromote the Social Development Goal (SDGs) in the DRC and very engaged, Hepledges for public private partnership and the improving of use of mobile phoneas a network able to raise the awareness of reproductive health and support thecountry commitment to do progress in this field. He received the HIFA CountryRepresentatives certificate of achievement in 2013.

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