WHO Responds to Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO Responds to Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Multidisciplinary teams face numerous challenges as they respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the remote, forested regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are supporting the country’s Ministry of Health in all aspects of the response, including epidemiological investigation, surveillance, logistics and supplies, communications, and community engagement.

Coordination meetings for the deployed team take place first thing every morning and at the end of the working day. As dusk falls, all those involved in the response gather for a group debrief on the information that has been gathered by surveillance and treatment teams and results obtained by the laboratory team. Updates on security, logistics, risk communications, infection prevention and control and psychosocial care are all shared, challenges are discussed and plans for the next day’s activities are outlined. Situation reports are provided daily to the National Coordination Committee in Kinshasa. Courtesy of WHO/A. Clements-Hunt

Multidisciplinary teams face numerous challenges as they respond to an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the remote, forested regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are supporting the country’s Ministry of Health in all aspects of the response, including epidemiological investigation, surveillance, logistics and supplies, communications, and community engagement.

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