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WHO African Region 3h
The current outbreak in highlights that we must invest in our readiness & surveillance mechanisms to get ahead of the virus rather than chasing it. A High-Level delegation visits Yei, assess the preparedness & response to a potential outbreak.
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WHO African Region 18h
This week's top ⚕️ stories: 🇧🇫 scales up to support 🇲🇿2nd vaccination campaign in 🇨🇬 hosts Regional Consultation on ⬇️Ebola 🇨🇩Case confirmed in Goma, 🇨🇩DRC Ebola outbreak declared 🇺🇬No confirmed cases in
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 19
Replying to @WHO
Prevent by washing wounds thoroughly for a minimum 15 minutes with soap and water, detergent, povidone iodine or other substances that kill the rabies virus
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WHO African Region Jul 19
Despite progress made to in Africa, some countries remain at risk & require significant & sustained efforts. In every vulnerable country, supports efforts to vaccinate every child against ; even those living in remote communities.
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WHO African Region Jul 19
To maintain control of the Cholera outbreak following , 's Ministry of Health launches 2nd round of vaccination targeting over 285 000 people. The word has been spread to remote areas through radio, megaphones mounted on motorbikes & community advocacy.
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WHO African Region Jul 18
. response leaders engage with all members of community. meets with taxi-moto drivers, who are the heart of life in Alloya. He listens to their thoughts & concerns about Ebola & shares what must be done to protect the community ➡️
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jul 18
Delighted to sign an agreement between and the Korean International Cooperation Agency on promoting global health security with Ambassador Ji-ah Paik 🇰🇷. This $12 million agreement will strengthen International Health Regulations capacities in 5 sub-Saharan countries.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Jul 17
After consulting the IHR Emergency Committee, has declared the outbreak in a Public Health Emergency of International Concern . I urge the international community to step up and put its full support behind the Ebola response.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 17
Replying to @DrTedros
BREAKING NEWS: The IHR Emergency Committee recommended to declare the outbreak in as a public health emergency of international concern: Chairperson Robert Steffen
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 17
LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on in
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WHO African Region Jul 17
Replying to @WHO @SavetheChildren
Here, Béatha speaks to partner on the current plan for supporting the referral hospital Virunga HGR in . Working together in an integrated response is the only way to beat .
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WHO African Region Jul 17
Replying to @WHOAFRO
Béatha briefs staff in the triage area at the Centre de santé de Reference Albert Barthel in . It is important that triage staff know what to do in the event of a suspected case so they can act quickly. A fast, efficient response will ensure the disease is contained.
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WHO African Region Jul 17
Replying to @WHOAFRO
“For this Ebola response, I make sure the triage system, alert notification and isolation of suspected cases are well maintained,” she says, “I am also setting up hand hygiene program inside facilities."
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WHO African Region Jul 17
Replying to @WHOAFRO
Part of the sub coordination teams working on Infection Prevention & Control (IPC), Béatha goes from health facility to health facility, making sure that all IPC standards are in place. 🏥
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WHO African Region Jul 17
.’s response in is made up of a large number of WHO staff . Some deployed from other African countries or further afield; many from or local recruits. All working tirelessly. Here is a of Béatha Numukobwa, WHO deployed in
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Ministry of Health- Uganda Jul 17
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: and are identifying contacts of a person from the Democratic Republic of Congo who visited to trade in fish before returning to DRC, where she later died of . 👉🏾At present,there is NO confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 17
Live from WHO HQ on the International Health Regulations and how an Emergency Committee works
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WHO African Region Jul 17
Nearly 220 000 people in , mostly women & children, have been displaced by violence & conflicts. is scaling up activities to support health facilities & ensure provision of care.⬇️ gives trauma kits to chief of staff
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World Health Organization (WHO) Jul 17
The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on convened by is currently ongoing. Read more about the Emergency Committee 👉
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WHO African Region Jul 17
. estimates that diseases cost $2.4 trillion a year. 👉🏾 Achieving – making vaccination available to everyone, everywhere by 2030 – is the first step in tackling the region’s heavy disease burden. 🌍⚕️
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