WHO appoints co-chairs of Independent Commission on sexual misconduct during the Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 October 2020 -- The World Health Organization has appointed two distinguished leaders to co-chair an Independent Commission on sexual abuse and exploitation during the response to the tenth Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WHO to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

30 September 2020 -- Brazzaville – The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers, who identified themselves as working for the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are deeply horrific and heartbreaking. All my life as a woman, doctor, leader, mother and health worker, I have fought against gender inequality, as well as sexual harassment and abuse. When I became WHO Regional Director for Africa, I committed to advancing women’s careers and interests in the workplace and robustly addressing sexual harassment.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola cases rise, surpass previous outbreak

Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo reaches 100 cases

21 August 2020 Brazzaville - The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks.
This latest outbreak, Democratic Republic of the Congo's 11th, was declared on 1 June 2020 in Equateur Province. A cluster of cases was initially detected in Mbandaka, the provincial capital. The outbreak has since spread to 11 of the province’s 17 health zones. Of the 100 cases reported so far, 96 are confirmed and four are probable. Forty-three people have lost their lives.

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