Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Bikoro

DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

On 1 August 2018, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola in the northeast, the second outbreak of the disease in the country this year.

The outbreak, in DRC's northeastern North Kivu province, is the country's second outbreak that started in 2018 and the country's tenth Ebola outbreak in 40 years. It is also the third epidemic since the end of the outbreak in West Africa in 2016 – and was declared less than one month since the previous outbreak, in nearby Equateur province, was declared over. The previous outbreak, which affected the city of Mbandaka, included 38 confirmed cases of Ebola and claimed 14 lives.

5 minutes to understand… Ebola in a conflict zone (ENG)
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What's it like treating Ebola in a conflict zone?

Charlotte Nouette-Delorme takes us through the critical pillars of response to an Ebola outbreak, and the good news that we now have five developmental treatments and a vaccine we can use - but also the challenges of treating Ebola in an area known for high levels of insecurity and conflict.

 
Ebola outbreak - Butembo
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola response failing to gain the upper hand on the epidemic

Press Release 7 Mar 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
Democratic Republic of Congo

Medical activities suspended after Ebola treatment centre attack

Statement 28 Feb 2019
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Crisis update - February 2019

Crisis Update 28 Feb 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Second Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu attacked

Statement 28 Feb 2019
 
مركز علاج الإيبولا في كاتوا المحترق
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

North Kivu: Ebola centre inoperative after violent attack

Press Release 26 Feb 2019
 
Butembo and its surroundings, the new epicentre of the outbreak
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Potential new Ebola drugs being trialled in MSF treatment centres

Statement 12 Feb 2019
 
Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola patient care increases amid growing tensions in North Kivu

Project Update 18 Jan 2019
 
Ebola outbreak - Bunia
Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola spreads further into urban communities and isolated areas in North Kivu

Project Update 3 Dec 2018
 
Portrait Alpha Diallo Watsan DRC
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola in DRC: Cutting the chains of transmission

Voices from the Field 19 Nov 2018
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

Ebola in the DRC: between operational trial and error and scientific uncertainty

msf-crash.org 26 Oct 2018
 
Ebola response in Mangina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

“Ebola is about human beings and trust”

Interview 12 Oct 2018
 
Ebola outbreak in Magina
DRC 2018 Ebola outbreaks

With a new Ebola outbreak, we knew we had to act fast

Voices from the Field 13 Sep 2018