Ebola outbreak: the situation as of 5 September 2018

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


5 September, World Bank Chief of Health and UNICEF’s Representative conducted a high level mission to Beni and Mabalako Health Zone.

4 September, a confirmed case has been identified in Butembo Health Zone, North Kivu province.

3 September, schools have reopened in North Kivu and Ituri province. During the last week, UNICEF strengthened its coverage in schools through the provision of handwashing facilities and infrared thermometers, as well as its community engagement and Infection Prevention and Control mechanisms in the affected areas.

31 August, was international traditional healers day. UNICEF and WHO participated in a workshop at the Mayor complex in Beni Health Zone and discussed with 64 traditional healers about Ebola and its treatment. This exchange was valuable for all sides, as local traditional healers agreed to take stronger protective measures and refer patients to medical experts if visited by patients with Ebola symptoms.

Key figures

  • 127 total reported cases
  • 96 confirmed cases
  • 87 deaths recorded
  • 2265 contacts under surveillance
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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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