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"DRC Ebola News (9/19/19)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 19, 2019. Accessed October 11, 2019. https://healthsecurity.csis.org/articles/drc-ebola-news-9-19-19/

Daily update for September 19th, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Photo Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images

There were 5 new cases as of September 18th.

In Beni, UNICEF runs a nursery for children until their parents are out of Ebola treatment centers or until an alternative care provider can be found if a parent has died from Ebola.

Attacks on Ebola Response: September

DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard (as of September 18)

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,150

  • Confirmed cases: 3,039
  • Probable cases: 111
  • Suspected cases: 430

Deaths: 2,103

Vaccinated: 223,231

Inside the nurseries caring for children impacted by Ebola

UNICEF

9/17/19

Upon entering the nursery, all staff must have their hands and shoes disinfected with chlorine, and strict protocols are in place. Children are monitored in case they develop symptoms. In addition to 24-hour care, children receive specialized psychological and nutritional support. It’s a welcoming place, with rooms strewn with toys and walls painted with colorful cartoons. The nursery in Beni opened in November 2018 and was the first of its kind. Almost a year later, more than 375 children have passed through its doors. Eight other nurseries are located next to Ebola treatment centers across the DRC together caring for thousands of children.

Twitter

Tweet by WHO African Region– 9/19/19

@WHOAFRO

Thanks to @DFID_UK for your immense support to the #Ebola response in the #DRC. @WHO senior officials Dr Soce Fall & Dr Caboré & partners visited a vaccination site in #Beni with @DFID delegation to show first-hand how this support is saving lives.

Tweet by Laurie Garrett– 9/18/19

@Laurie_Garrett

An independent panel for the GPMB assessed the current #Ebola epidemic in #DRCongo saying, “The response in the first weeks of August [2018] was the fastest, best equipped, and best-funded in the history of Ebola outbreak response.” So? MORE http://apps.who.int/gpmb/assets/thematic_papers/tr-7.pdf

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