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

10 August, 2018

Dear All,

Stakeholders continue to do their best to contain current Ebola epidemic in the DRC. And we hear that there is an Ebola health system , today we need to understand what is done by using the health system framework for analysis;

1. Services delivery:

MAGINA Reference health center is the Ebola management health centers but there are other centers surrounding and far in the main entrance points to MAGINA center and BENI town.

WHO has provided 3200 doses of vaccine. The immunization is provided first to health occupational committed to care patient, those recognized contaminated and their contact.

ICIR is leading community sensitization and what needs to be done during the burial process of those dead of this disease

2. Human resources in health:

WHO has provided the experienced health, epidemiologists occupational including those experienced from the last Ebola epidemic in the west of the DRC?

3. Information system

-The epidemic evolution is given by DR Congo ministry of health.

-There was a meeting of journalist and medias professional held in Goma, these professional have decided to sensitize about this disease; ways of getting it, how to avoid it (hygienic measures) and about disease management centers.

-Foreign Medias such BBC, VOA, Radio France Internationale and other most popular spread general news as well as call to action.

- HIFA - Healthcare Information for All raises the debate, thesse professional bring their experiences and contribution

- Global Health Media Project has send to us videos on Ebola, and we are sharing these tools translate also in local language �Swahili and LLingala.

4. Vaccine medicine and technologies

3200 vaccines doses from WHO are provided to health occupational, patient and their contacts

5. Financing

MONUSCO (UN mission of peace stabilization in the DRC, has provided material and facilitated the displacement of occupational committed to Ebola Viruses diseases fighting

The DRC leads the financing operation

6. Leadership and governance

The DRC Ministry of Health leads this fighting and gathers efforts and contribution of all stakeholders.

The DRC government is working with neighborhoods countries to circumscribe Ebola in the initial outbreak area.

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.