"DRC Ebola News (6/20/19)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 20, 2019. Accessed June 12, 2020.

Daily update for June 20th, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

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There were 9 new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as of June 19th, 2019.

WHO’s Director-General warns that the Ebola outbreak will only end with bipartisan political cooperation and community ownership.

As Ebola Continues to Spread In Congo, Uganda Watches Nervously

WHO AFRO Dashboard/DRC MoH Stats

DRC MoH Statistics

Total cases in DRC: 2,190

  • Confirmed cases: 2,096
  • Probable cases: 94
  • Suspected cases: 325

Confirmed deaths in DRC: 1,470

Vaccinated in DRC: 137,316

WHO flags critical funding gap, calls for political parties to join fight against Ebola



Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, was speaking to Member States in Geneva after returning from a visit to DRC, where he reviewed the health response and met with leaders from multiple sectors to galvanize their commitment. “Political cooperation must come from across party lines and across borders,” said Dr Tedros. “Bipartisan political leadership in DRC is the only way that communities will eventually understand the threat of Ebola and take ownership in ending the outbreak. Meanwhile, other countries have a global responsibility to support the dedicated health responders who are bravely working to save lives.” During this visit, Dr Tedros met with Prime Minister Sylvester Ilunga Ilunkamba and opposition leaders, including Martin Fayulu and Mbusa Nyamwisi, as well as religious leaders and partners in Kinshasa, followed by meetings in Butembo, with community, religious, business leaders and partners, including non-governmental organizations, and other UN agencies. WHO is also facing a severe funding gap of US$54 million for the response, which risks decision-making being driven by financial capacity rather than operational needs.


Tweet by WHO Uganda


Community Sensitization on #Ebola Virus Disease by @MinofHealthUG and @WHO teams continues. Today, the prisoners in Mubuku Prison have also been given knowledge on #Ebola #Uganda

Tweet by Josh Michaud


@TheLancet editorial disagrees with WHO Emergency Committee decision against declaring a PHEIC for Ebola in DRC. “The decision appears more political than technical and that is a mistake.” …

Tweet by Helen Branswell


About travel: The African Nations (soccer) Cup starts Saturday in Cairo. There appears to be a possibility that some people from North Kivu-Ituri will travel to Cairo to support the Congolese team. That bears watching.

Tweet by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security


Ebola: ‘WHO between a rock and a hard place’ explains @pbspiegel @Humanit_Health @JohnsHopkinsSPH #ebola

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