Ebola Response Bulletin | 15 august 2018

On 1 August 2018, just one week after the declaration of the end of the Ebola outbreak
in Equator province, the 10th Ebola epidemic of the Democratic Republic of
the Congo (DRC) was declared in the province of North Kivu, with the epicenter in
the town of Mangina, approximately 30 Km South East of Beni. IOM, the UN Migration
Agency, is working closely with the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and
WHO to contain the outbreak and address the needs of affected communities.
Population mobility, including cross-border movements, was identified as a significant
risk for disease transmission in this outbreak due to the high number of traders
and miners, displaced populations and insecurity caused by rebels and militias
in the area. IOM and MoH have conducted joint assessments at points of entry
(POE) in Mangina, Beni, Butembo and Goma to gauge the strength of the area’s
epidemiological surveillance system. IOM has supported the deployment of 10 epidemiologists,
medical doctors and hygiene specialists to key border areas to conduct
POE surveillance, risk communication, infection prevention and control (IPC)
as well as Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) and daily flow monitoring. IOM’s
mobility mapping helps guiding the response, by understanding the mobility trends
of the affected areas including hotspots where there is high volume of mobility and
strong connection to the epicenter.

Please read the full report in english on this link: Ebola Response Bulletin | 15 august 2018