Angola Bolsters Epidemiological Surveillance At Border With DRC

[ANGOP] Soyo -At least 14 health technicians in Soyo town, northern Zaire province, were deployed along the Mwanda region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border to bolster the surveillance and avoid the spread of Ebola outbreak hitting that neig…

[ANGOP] Soyo -At least 14 health technicians in Soyo town, northern Zaire province, were deployed along the Mwanda region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) border to bolster the surveillance and avoid the spread of Ebola outbreak hitting that neighbouring country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Lessons From Last Ebola Outbreak Guide Approach

[VOA] When Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014, no one was prepared. A potential vaccine had been in limbo since a previous outbreak a decade earlier. Governments dragged their feet while failing to recognize the risks the outbreak carried. Local he…

[VOA] When Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014, no one was prepared. A potential vaccine had been in limbo since a previous outbreak a decade earlier. Governments dragged their feet while failing to recognize the risks the outbreak carried. Local health workers were quickly overwhelmed. And aid agencies were scrambling to catch up.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Coming Weeks Crucial in Containing Ebola Spread

[VOA] Health Experts at the World Health Assembly in Geneva agree the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be contained and prevented from spreading to highly-populated urban areas.

[VOA] Health Experts at the World Health Assembly in Geneva agree the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be contained and prevented from spreading to highly-populated urban areas.

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MSF Steps Up Ebola Response After 26 Deaths

[MSF] DR Congo -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has stepped the Ebola epidemic response in DRC’s Équateur province while one new laboratory-confirmed Ebola case has been registered in the city of Mbandaka.

[MSF] DR Congo -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has stepped the Ebola epidemic response in DRC's Équateur province while one new laboratory-confirmed Ebola case has been registered in the city of Mbandaka.

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Ebola Virus Has ‘Potential to Expand’ WHO Reports

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo’s neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible cross-border spread of the disease.

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo's neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible cross-border spread of the disease.

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USAID Commits Additional U.S.$7 Million to Combat Ebola

[USAID] Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.  This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar made the announcement in his address before the 7

[USAID] Today, the United States announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing up to $7 million at this stage to combat the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at this stage.  This additional funding, combined with the $1 million USAID committed last week, will provide a total of up to $8 million to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar made the announcement in his address before the 7

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New Vaccine Might Be Game-Changer in Ebola Fight

[VOA] The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked.

[VOA] The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked.

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Govt Prepares for Mass Ebola Vaccinations

[VOA] Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World He…

[VOA] Preparations are under way for a mass Ebola vaccination campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Ministry of Health and international aid agencies hold a second day of inoculations in northwestern Equateur Province. The latest World Health Organization estimates report 51 cases of Ebola, including 27 deaths.

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French Poet Thierry Sinda on His Latest Book

[New Times] French poet of Congolese origin, Thierry Sinda, is currently in Rwanda to explore the country as well as promote his latest book; “Anthologie des Poèmes d’Amour des Afriques et d’Ailleurs”, loosely translated as: “Anthology of love poems from Africa and elsewhere”.

[New Times] French poet of Congolese origin, Thierry Sinda, is currently in Rwanda to explore the country as well as promote his latest book; "Anthologie des Poèmes d'Amour des Afriques et d'Ailleurs", loosely translated as: "Anthology of love poems from Africa and elsewhere".

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa