"DRC Ebola News (9/3/19)." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 03, 2019. Accessed June 12, 2020.

Daily update for September 3rd, 2019 on the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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There were 3 new cases as of September 2nd.

António Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, embarked on his three-day trip to DRC on August 31. During this visit, he called on donor nations to give the money they have pledged to fight Ebola. He also saluted the courage of DRC citizens, and elaborated on the UN’s commitment to ending the ongoing outbreak.

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DRC MoH Statistics/WHO AFRO Dashboard

WHO AFRO Dashboard

Total cases: 3,043

  • Confirmed cases: 2,934
  • Probable cases: 109
  • Suspected cases: 320

Deaths: 2,035

Vaccinated: 210,761

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Speaking to President Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasa, Guterres said the UN had received only 15 percent of what it needed to fight the disease over the rest of this year. Guterres also called on ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) fighters in the DRC to lay down their arms, and announced the UN would reinforce its peacekeeping operation in the country, the United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) whilst expanding cooperation with the DRC’s armed forces.

UN chief pays tribute to the courage of DR Congo citizens facing Ebola and insecurity, and the sacrifice of blue helmets

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On September 1, Guterres held a press conference in Beni, where he affirmed his full support for MONUSCO in the fight against armed groups and bring peace and security to the region. The UN chief went on express his condolences to the families, and loved ones, of the victims of violence. The Secretary-General also visited the Mangina Ebola Treatment Centre where he expressed his admiration for the resilience of the community, and pointed out the central importance of security to tackling Ebola.


Tweet by Amy Maxmen– 9/2/19


It turns out that a 9-yr old girl recently diagnosed w/#Ebola in #Uganda had gone to a health facility in #DRC mid-August & the health worker roomed her w/a person who had Ebola. They’ve both since died. Clinic-derived infections have a chilling effect.

Tweet by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus– 9/3/19


I’ve just returned from #DRC, reviewing the #Ebola response with UNSG @antonioguterres. I was reminded once again: when people don’t have access to health services, or those services are of poor quality or don’t meet their needs, diseases can spread & lives can be lost.

Tweet by CEPI– 9/3/19


Local communities are critical to the #Ebola response in the DRC. This powerful @UN photo series highlights the daily monitoring and response efforts across Butembo and affected areas 📸 👉

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