Copy

Ebola outbreak in the DRC declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
Share Share

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has just declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
 
“It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system,” said Dr. Tedros. “Extraordinary work has been done for almost a year under the most difficult circumstances. We all owe it to these responders -- coming from not just WHO but also government, partners and communities -- to shoulder more of the burden.”
 
The declaration followed a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC. The Committee cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda, and the gateway to the rest of DRC and the world.

News release
More about Ebola
World hunger is not going down. Obesity is growing.
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
Share Share

World hunger is still not going down after three years, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report.

The pace of progress in halving the number of children who are stunted and in reducing the number of babies born with low birth weight is too slow. The chances of being food insecure are higher for women than men in every continent, with the largest gap in Latin America. 

At the same time, overweight and obesity continue to increase in all regions, particularly among school-age children and adults.

Read press release
Copyright © 2019 World Health Organization, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.