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LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRCโ€ฆ
"The Emergency Committee has recommended that the current #Ebola outbreak in #DRC continues to pose a public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO "The #Ebola outbreak in #DRC remains a complex and dangerous outbreak. We need the full force of all partners to bring this outbreak under control and to meet the needs of the people affected"-@DrTedros
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I wish the #Ebola fighters @WHO would take this into consideration today in their #PHEIC mtg - THREAD fromโ€ฆ
Part 1/
"According to an official & confidential document & info obtained by Jambonews, this mtg will be held in Goma on 24 & 25 Oct 2019 &..."
CONT/2/#DRCongo #Ebola
"...will discuss military ops to be carried out in No & So Kivu provinces, under the coordn of a Integrated staff composed of commanders from 'partner' countries. The arrival of foreign troops on Congolese soil is scheduled between 15 Nov & 15 Dec.."
CONT/3/#DRCongo #Ebola
"... 2019, the duration of the military op being est'ed by the #FARDC Chief of General Staff at 3 mos from from mid-Dec 2019.
"In their appeal for help, Rwandan refugees say they have been informed of their next persecution: ..."
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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRC convened by @DrTedros is currently ongoing.

Read more about the Emergency Committee
@DrTedros @OMSRDCONGO @WHOAFRO Professor Robert Steffen is the chairperson of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRC today.

List of members and advisers of the Emergency Committee ๐Ÿ‘‰
@DrTedros @OMSRDCONGO @WHOAFRO Q: What is WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee? #Ebola
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Major milestone for WHO-supported #Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV-GP as it moves closer to licensing, following positive opinion from @EMA_News
@EMA_News @OMSRDCONGO @pahowho In the past five years, WHO has convened experts to review the evidence on various #Ebola vaccine candidates, informed policy recommendations, and mobilized a multilateral coalition to accelerate clinical evaluations.
@EMA_News @OMSRDCONGO @pahowho A randomized trial for the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP vaccine began during the West Africa #Ebola outbreak in 2015.

When no other organization was positioned to run a trial in #Guinea during the complex emergency, the government of Guinea and WHO took the unusual step to lead the trial.
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Continuous quality improvement is key towards maintaining the relevance of any field epidemiology programme- Dr. Simon Antarra Acting Executive Director, @AFENETAfrica at #NFELTPX19
@AFENETAfrica @NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AfenetNigeria @NigeriaFELTP @WHONigeria @WHO @AfricaCDC @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho The increasing relevance of field epidemiology capacity, the increasing demand of field epidemiology is universally acknowledged. Unfortunately, funding is waning- Dr. Simon Antarra Acting Executive Director, @AFENETAfrica at #NFELTPX19
@AFENETAfrica @NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AfenetNigeria @NigeriaFELTP @WHONigeria @WHO @AfricaCDC @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @MedLabNigeria @tephinet I must commend @Chikwe_I and his @NCDCgov team for the work they have done in absorbing the @NigeriaFELTP programme. I urge the FG to institutionalise @NigeriaFELTP- Olu Omotayo of @USCDCNIGERIA at #NFELTPX19
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#NFELTPX19 is finally here!!!

Theme: Applied epidemiology: providing evidence for public health action
Stay with us for updates as we highlight the great strides in Health Security in Nigeria.
Watch live:
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines Looking through the #NFELTPX19 agenda, I can see a stellar list of speakers who will impart new knowledge and skills and advance public health science- @solaruna at the 4th Annual NCDC/NFELTP Conference
@NCDCgov @Chikwe_I @AFENETAfrica @AfenetNigeria @PHE_uk @Fmohnigeria @Ecowas_cdc @OoasWaho @ResolveTSL @CEPIvaccines @solaruna @NigeriaFELTP @drasatrust @USCDCNIGERIA @InfectiousDz .@NAIISNG is a national representative HIV population-based survey conducted in Nigeria's 36 states and FCT. We targetted over 100,000 households and about 170,000 participants- Stacie Greby at #NFELTPX19
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Today @DrTedros & Secretary-General @antonioguterres met Kavira Mwanamamba & a few other #Ebola patients who have conquered the disease and were leaving the Ebola Treatment Centre today. They will join the other 1,000 who have also conquered this disease.
UNSG @antonioguterresโ€™s commitment to building a strong #PrimaryHealthCare system is so important to stopping diseases like #Ebola and managing others. A better health system means better #HealthForAll.
โ€Without the strong commitment and leadership of #DRC government and engagement of the community - we cannot end this #Ebola outbreak.
Itโ€™s important that we all work together to beat Ebola in DRCโ€-@DrTedros
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1. There is another #Ebola case in South Kivu, at Mwenga. That makes the 5th case there. A woman with 2 children traveled to Beni from Mwenga, got infected & traveled home. She, at least 1 child, her husband & 1 other child, plus a relative of the 2nd child, have been infected.
2. To date 2 of the 5 #Ebola cases have died โ€”ย the woman & the 2nd child.
Mwenga is important because if the virus takes off there it's a whole new region, far from the main outbreak. Adds considerably to the complexity. Fingers crossed this can be contained.
3. DRC reports +6 #Ebola cases on Monday & +4 deaths (2 community deaths. The outbreak totals are very close to 3000 cases, 2000 deaths & 1000 survivors.
The actual numbers are 2983 cases, 1994 deaths & 891 survivors.
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Over 200k people have been vaccinated as part of tireless efforts to stop the current #Ebola outbreak in #DRC.

Saving lives with an experimental vaccine is one thing done differently, compared to the 2014 West Africa response.

Here the lessons learnt ๐Ÿ‘‰
@WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @DrTedros @MoetiTshidi The implementation of the #Ebola vaccination strategy in the #DRC has been possible thanks to the training of over 4000 Congolese staff supported by 45 researchers from #Guinea and other African nations ๐Ÿ‘‰
@WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @DrTedros @MoetiTshidi @MinSanteRDC The devastating 2014โ€“2016 #Ebola epidemic in West Africa resulted in over 11000 deaths. It prompted changes in the way the ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ responds to outbreaks: putting research at the heart of the response ๐Ÿ‘‰
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Itโ€™s been a year since the latest #Ebola outbreak in #DRC was announced and a month since it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. @DrTedros briefed today #RC69AFRO on the current situation of the response.
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO "The government of #DRC has done an outstanding job so far. Its leadership must be respected and supported, not undermined"-@DrTedros at #RC69AFRO
@DrTedros @WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @MinSanteRDC "#Ebola is more than just an outbreak; itโ€™s a complex humanitarian emergency. Ending it cannot be a job solely for @MinSanteRDC or @WHO. We need everyone to do their job, and to be accountable for what they have signed up to do"-@DrTedros #RC69AFRO
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1. #Ebola thread: DRC's daily update is out. It has details about the South Kivu cases. Here's the timeline as described now. I imagine this could change.
The woman & her two children (5yo, 7mo) were staying with friends in Beni. Someone in that household was diagnosed July 25.
2. The woman from South Kivu was listed as a high risk contact. I believe she was vaccinated, though probably after her exposure. In cases like this, the#Ebola response asks people to stay put so they can be monitored & so the virus doesn't spread geographically.
3. On. Aug. 4 this woman started to experience #Ebola symptoms.
On Aug. 6 she & her kids set off to go home to Mwenga, in South Kivu. The response started looking for her. She was found & was being returned to Beni, but she escaped. Her long journey home involved a boat+bus.
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1. The weekly #Ebola update from @WHO & the latest situation report from @UNICEF are out, so time for an Ebola thread.
There were 10 cases reported yesterday. That makes 139 cases already in Aug. Compared to April-July, that's not bad & might signal a decline in cases. Pray.
2. Of yesterday's 10 #Ebola cases, 5 were children aged 5 & younger. The youngest was 11 days old. I can't fathom that. These cases aren't calculated in the 815 pediatric cases @UNICEF reports here.
3. Speaking of kids, @UNICEF has built a nursery at Mangina where children of #Ebola patients can be looked after while their parents are in care.
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๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ Two of the four #Ebola drugs being tested in #DRC, have been shown to be more effective. They are the ones that will be used with future patients ๐Ÿ‘‰
The #Ebola drugs trial started in November 2018 and is aimed at evaluating the effectiveness and safety of four drugs used in the treatment of patients in #DRC. It is the first-ever multi-drug trial for an Ebola treatment.
The multi-outbreak, multi-country study was run by #DRCโ€™s National Institute for Biomedical Research, @MinSanteRDC, the ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, @ALIMA_ORG, @MSF, @IMC_Worldwide & other organizations
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How far do investments in health Research & Development align with global public health demands and needs?

Check out the WHO Global Observatory
@WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @doctorsoumya 1% of all funding for health R&D is allocated to diseases such as #malaria and #tuberculosis which account for more than 12.5% of the global burden of disease.
The recent outbreaks of #Ebola virus disease dramatically exposed the lack of investment in products and approaches to prevent and minimize the impact of pathogens with epidemic potential. ๐Ÿ‘‰
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Thread: Some interesting tech stories I read today. #TechDB /2

๐Ÿ’ฐ India's #fintech investments fell by 50% to 300 million in H1 2019, according to KPMGโ€ฆ
โ™Ž๏ธ #Libra has to prove itself by winning in India says, @huwsteenis. India is Facebook's largest market, it has cracked identity via #Aadhaar, has a large remittances market, hugely competitive & against cryptocurrenciesโ€ฆ
๐Ÿ’‰One year on, Congo hasn't found an answer to #Ebola outbreak. It's not about science but people. There is a vaccine. But half the people in the zone don't believe Ebola exists and they don't trust aid workers #podcast ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ
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Esclusivo: Jeffrey #Epstein una volta ha parlato con scienziati e altri di un piano per seminare la razza umana con il suo DNA fecondando decine di donne nel suo ranch del New Mexico

#DrainTheSwamp #DarkToLight #31luglio #WWG1WGAWORLDWIDE #WWG1WGA #TheGreatAwakening
#Epstein, ped0filo e trafficante sessuale,voleva "seminare" la razza umana col suo DNA, ingravidando le sue schiave sessuali nel suo ranch in New Mexico


#EpsteinIsland #Epstein #EpsteinRanch #1Agosto #Giustizia #Ebola #WWG1WGA #QAnon #DeepState #Italia #TheGreatAwakening
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Tomorrow, 1 August, marks one year since the Government of #DRC declared an #Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province. @DrTedros, @UNReliefChief, @unicefchief & @WFPChief salute the heroic efforts of the #healthworkers on the front line ๐Ÿ‘‰
In the last year, there have been 2,687 #Ebola cases in #DRC, including 1,803 deaths in parts of Ituri & North Kivu provinces; 771 survivors and patients under care.
#Ebola is a disease of close contact. It passes from mother to child, husband to wife, patient to caregiver, from the dead body of a victim to the mourning relative.
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"It gives me great satisfaction when I succeed in convincing someone who is suspected of having #Ebola to go to the Ebola Treatment Centre for care. This has no price, just joy"

- Dr Bah, WHO epidemiologist in #DRC๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ


#HerosDeLaSante #HealthHeroes
"We are working seven days a week to stop #Ebola in #DRC. We cannot leave a single case without follow-up. That could start a cluster of cases that can spread the disease even further.โ€
-Dr Yao, WHO Incident Manager


#HerosDeLaSante #HealthHeroes
"As someone who survived #Ebola, I want everyone to have the chance to survive like I did"

-Dr Mutsunga, Ebola survivor in #DRC


#HerosDeLaSante #HealthHeroes
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๐ŸšจBREAKING: @WHO *finally* declares the #Ebola outbreak in #Congo as an international health emergency.

LONG OVERDUE, as >1,600 people have died since Aug'18 in the 2nd-deadliest #EbolaOutbreak ever, and the virus just spread to a city of 2 million.๐Ÿ˜ฑโ€ฆ
@WHO WHO was horribly slow in responding to the West Africa #Ebola outbreak that killed >11,000. WHO repeatedly declined to declare an emergency until #Ebola was spreading explosively in 3 countries & 1,000 people died. WHO feared it would "anger the countries & hurt their economies."
@WHO I spent nearly a decade working to develop an effective treatment for #Ebola & other hemorrhagic fever viruses. Deadly outbreaks are becoming MORE frequent and are killing MORE people. #Congo + other affected countries need help NOWโ€ผ๏ธ

cc @MelissaJPeltier
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Today the @WHO Emergency Committee recommended that I declare the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC a public health emergency of international concern. I have accepted that advice. Now it's time for the international community to show solidarity with the people of DRC, not to isolate them.
I emphasize that @WHO does not recommend any restrictions on travel or trade, which rather than stopping #Ebola, can actually hamper the fight. We call on all countries, companies and individuals to support #DRC by respecting those recommendations.
A public health emergency of international concern is not for fundraising, itโ€™s for preventing the spread of disease. @WHO is not aware of any donor that has withheld funding because the emergency had not been declared. But if that was the excuse, it can no longer be used.
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LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRCโ€ฆ
BREAKING NEWS: The IHR Emergency Committee recommended @DrTedros to declare the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC as a public health emergency of international concern: Chairperson Robert Steffen
The declaration of the Public Health Emergency of Intl Concern is not a reflection on the performance of the #Ebola response team in #DRC. It is a measure that recognizes the possible increased natl & regional risks & the need for intensified & coordinated action to manage them.
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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola convened by @DrTedros is currently ongoing.

Read more about the Emergency Committee ๐Ÿ‘‰
Professor Robert Steffen is the chairperson of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola today.

List of members and advisers of the Emergency Committee ๐Ÿ‘‰
Q: What is WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee? #Ebola
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WHO/@UNOCHA high-level meeting on the #Ebola Response in #DRC affirms support for Government-led response and @UN system-wide approach ๐Ÿ‘‰
With the #Ebola outbreak still confined to the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, #DRC, the response is at a critical juncture. WHOโ€™s assessment of the risk of spread to neighbouring provinces and countries remains very high.
โ€œWe need political support from all parties, and community ownership, for the responders to do their work safely and without interruptions. This is the only way to stop #Ebola in #DRC from continuing to spread.โ€-@DrTedros
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Key point from @DrTedros in emergency sessn @WHO:
"Two #Ebola responders were murdered in their home in Beni...Since Jan., WHO has recorded 198 attacks on health facilities & hlth workers, killing 7 people including the 2 murdered yesterday" MOREโ€ฆ
"Every attack sets us back....makes it more difficult to trace contacts, vaccinate & perform safe #Ebola an opportunity to spread. Ebola gets a free ride in each & every attack."
"On top of that, community mistrust, political instability & the spread of myths & misinformation have been significant barriers."
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