Saturday , May 8 2021

Attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo



Following the deadly attack on Friday in Beni city, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ebola's response activity continued.


While all WHO, Ministry of Health and partner staff are safe and responsible, 16 WHO staff were evacuated to Goma for psychological treatment after their homes were exposed to unexploded shells.



Ebola response surgery is ongoing but is limited to Beni on Saturday.


Vaccinations were suspended and the surgery center was closed, but the team still went to the community to follow up on several potential case warnings, to meet contacts and make sure they were still healthy, and to bring
sick person to the care center.



Care centers, run by partners, continue to operate.


The response was not affected in areas outside Beni. On Sundays, all activities have been relaunched, including vaccinations.



"WHO will continue to work side by side with our ministries and partners to end this Ebola outbreak," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General. "We respect their memory
who have died fighting this epidemic, and regret the continuing threat to the security of those who are still working to end it. "


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