Ebola Virus Disease Strategic Response Plan in the province of Kivu and North Iture (February - July 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo

Introduction

The Ministry of Health announced the tenth epidemic of Ebola virus (EVD) disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which affects the provinces in Northern Kivu and Ituri, on 1 August 2018. The initial strategic response plan (SRP) covers t -1) The period up to October 2018 and then the second strategic response plan (SRP-2) for the period October 2018 to January 2019 facilitated the use of the important resources of the Congo Government and its partners.

Despite the complexity of this epidemic (dense and mobile population, insecurity, community resistance and spread at national and regional levels), the implementation of interventions enabled the spread of the outbreak to be significantly reduced in Mangina / Mandima's initial epilepsy. and Beni and stop transmission in some secondary focal points such as Tchomia, Masereka and Mutwanga.

However, since the beginning of December a significant increase in the number of new cases was observed particularly along the corridor towards Butembo's large urban center (Butembo and Katwa health zones) and beyond in the Kayna health center zone located approximately 150 km. Goma. In addition, active outbreaks have emerged in the north, particularly in the health zones of Komanda and Oicha.

The third strategic response plan (SRP-3), covering February to end July 2019, considers the significant points and recommendations made during the operational review of the implementation of SRP-2 and other lesson-based guidance and analysis. risk.

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