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DEMOGRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) FACING NEW OUTBREAK OF EBOLA

THE EARTH COUNCIL GENEVA is helping our partner "International Medical Corps" with resources to eradicate the decease, particularly by providing fresh water, sanitation and hygiene support.

Ebola is rapidly spreading in the DRC. The Ministry of health (MoH) reported a total of 73 cases of hemorrhagic fever in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, including 46 confirmed as EBOLA and 27 as probable. There have been a total of 43 deaths already, and rapidly expanding.

The International Medical Corps emergency Team is in North Kivu, where most cases have been reported.

The screening and referral units across a dozen health sites are crucial to provide staff with training, resources and infrastructure to safely screen every patient, visitor and staff member with no-touch temperature checks and rapid assessments for Ebola-like symptoms each time they enter a health site.

Timing is of utmost importance, with Uganda and Rwanda in close proximity to the outbreak.

Proper WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE care to further prevent the spread of the virus are provided. Dr. Joseph Fair, member of IMC, has worked with great success in West Africa to eliminate EBOLA earlier, and thus brings the experience necessary to the DRC.