Humanitarian Health Action

WHO Grade 2 emergency

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Yellow fever vaccination campaign

The health workers of the Vunda and Inga health area participating on early warning briefing on suspected yellow fever cases presented by WHO epidemiologist Dr Mukinda.
WHO/Eugene Kabambi
The health workers of the Vunda and Inga health area participating on early warning briefing on suspected yellow fever cases presented by WHO epidemiologist Dr Mukinda.

Matadi 28 June 2016. Since the beginning of 2016 there has been 307 suspected cases of yellow fever, 37 of these confirmed cases were imported from the neighboring Angola, the country suffering of the same epidemic since December 2015. Boma, Boma- Bungu, Kimpangu, Kimpese Kitona Matadi, Muanda, Nsona-Pangu and Nzanza health provinces are considered higher health risk areas and a mass yellow fever immunization campaign took place from the 26 May to 4 June 2016.