Ebola in the Equateur Province: the situation as of 6 June 2018

Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province

Find all the latest information about the Ebola outbreak in the Equateur Province and the response of the Government, UNICEF and their partners to control the outbreak.


On 6 June 2018, a high-level visit including the Minister of Health, WHO Deputy Director-General, WHO Representative and UNICEF Representative took place to assess the response in the affected health zones.

As of 6 June 2018, 1,579 people have been vaccinated in the three affected health zones of Wangata, Bikoro and Iboko of Equateur province.

A guideline on food support linked to psychosocial care to households affected by EVD was finalized jointly with partners.

Key figures

  • 60 total reported cases (MoH, 6 June 2018)
  • 37 confirmed cases (MoH, 6 June 2018)
  • 27 deaths recorded (MoH, 6 June 2018)
  • 631 contacts under surveillance (MoH, 6 June 2018)

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Yves Willemot

Yves Willemot est le chef de l’Équipe InfoCom de l’UNICEF RDC. Plus que tout, ce qui est important pour lui c'est d'être "tous ensemble pour les enfants".

Yves Willemot is Head of the UNICEF DRC InfoCom Team. More than anything, he believes that the most important is to "be together for the children".

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