Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Reanalysing the humanitarian context to better redefine priorities for action

WHO/Eugene Kabambi

5 April 2018 -- The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo affect more than 13.1 million people, specally affected areas are Tanganyika, Kasai region, Kivus and Ituri. WHO national experts from the Health Emergency Management Team (WHE) and other Country Office clusters (epidemiologists, logisticians, internal and external communications, data managers, finance and travel services etc.), and international experts deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo gathered to gether to review WHO emergency operations in the county.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Cholera in Kinshasa - WHO is redeploying experts to control the epidemic

15 January 2018 Kinshasa -- On a 24-hour working visit to the Democrati Republic of Congo's capital, heavily affected by the cholera epidemic, Dr Matshidiso MOETI, WHO Regional Director for Africa, told the Minister of Health, Public Health, Dr Oly ILUNGA Monday, of a reinforced emergency support mechanism putting all the experts from the Country Office and those deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (epidemiologists, logisticians, data managers, specialists in communication on risks, social mobilization and community engagement etc.) available to the DPS to strengthen the response against cholera.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

Democratic Republic of the Congo - cholera in Lomami district

22 November 2017 Kinshasa -- WHO Country Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and health partner ALIMA (Alliance for International Medical Action) signed an financing agreement, US$ 70 000 USD, to support and response to the cholera epidemic in Lomami Province. ALIMA will support the activities of case management for a period of two months. The focus will be on treated water supply, hygiene and increasing community awarenes of the importance of sanitation.

WHO Grade 3 emergency

WHO is providing essential medicines for basic health care in response to the growing humanitarian needs of internally displaced people in Tanganyika and Greater Kasai

26 September 2017 -- In this emergency project, WHO is providing medicines to about 100 health facilities in targeted health zones to reduce the impact of epidemics affecting IDPs and host communities.

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