WHO Is Training Health Workers In DR Congo To Combat Ebola Viral Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) has increased efforts to address challenges in combating deadly Ebola viral disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.2 min


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The deadly viral has killed at least 561 people and infected over 300 since last year in congo(DRC).

World Health Organization has begun training health workers to sensitize local communities about the virus, and to provide them with materials to fight the disease.

The team conduct visits to health facilities and households where cases of Ebola have been reported. 

They do some decontamination work themselves, and also provide cleaning supplies for the households and health workers to use to prevent spread of the disease.

Today in this health center in Mbaou, there have been two positive cases that have happened here, and we came with the team of hygienists for decontamination. And that’s the exercise we’re doing now. But in households, we have decontaminated up to now ten households, and all ten cases were positive. We also donated household kits accompanied by psycho-social and communication teams to comfort families, so that they could also have the key principles of hand-washing, and for this to be applied in the household. Mangolopa said.

Though the outbreak in fighting regions of DR Congo makes it hard for health workers to move around and monitor potential sufferers and to spread messages about how to avoid becoming sick.


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