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LIVE from WHO HQ: Press Conference on the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRC pscp.tv/w/cHnimTI2MTAy…
"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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The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on #Ebola in #DRC convened by @DrTedros is currently ongoing.

Read more about the Emergency Committee
👉bit.ly/2VUgoES
@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 👉bit.ly/2VUgoES
@DrTedros @OMSRDCONGO @WHOAFRO Q: What is WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee? #Ebola bit.ly/2J1L1lj
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It's noon and here's the scene in the UN Press Briefing Room from which Inner City Press is banned by @AntonioGuterres' @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric and @MelissaFleming. It submitted Qs at 9 am, including on #Cameroon scam; no answers yet - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi Banned Inner City Press has asked: On #Cameroon, since Biya's speech which SG Guterres praised reiterated threats to crush "separatists" & denied any marginalization has taken place, while leaders have been given life sentences, what is the meaning of his praise?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @simonateba @allimadi @NeverAgainGC @Beatriceijang @NjobehPatrick @eatanyi @cameroonvoice @cameroondailyjo @CameroonC ...what is the meaning of Guterres' praise? Who worked on this statement - Francois Lonceny Fall? Rosemary DiCarlo? Had the Biya regime given the UN any heads-up? And again, where is the if-asked information about the #Cameroon UN peacekeepers child rape in #DRC?
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At UN, "noon" briefing will be at 12:20 pm. Banned Inner City Press submitted 17 Qs 3 hours ago to @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, @AntonioGuterres & @MelissaFleming, on #Cameroon #DRC #France #Tunisia, etc - so far, not a single answer. thread to start 12:20 pm
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric starts at 12:23 pm after joking with his AlJazeera partner in censorship in the front row, then speaking in Portugal. Dujarric has refused to answer Qs not only on #Cameroon & #Gulbenkian, but also UN rapes. #SGasNewEpstein
@UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @antonioguterres @MelissaFleming @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @MwangP01 Banned Inner City Press asked 3+ hours ago, no answer from @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric or @MelissaFleming: On #WestPapua, what's SG's belated action if any on Indonesia claiming human rights lawyer spread info on Twitter that incited protests
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Before this UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from by @AntonioGuterres it asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric 17 Qs including again about @MelissaFleming publishing refugee's personal info (& denying ICP's application to enter to cover #UNGA) - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @Meadows_Marin @prempink Banned Inner City Press asked immediately state: where IS Workneh Gebeyehu Negewo, whom SG Guterres back on 8 March 2019 named as director general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi. Inner City Press' sources in Kenya tell it he has STILL not been seen there.
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MelissaFleming @silas_atefor @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @kristina_wong @Meadows_Marin @prempink @addisstandard @Anon1KENYA @wmnjoya Banned Inner City Press asked On press freedom (and China's bribery) and Australia, what is the SG's comment and action if any on that Dr Chau Chak Wing's defamation case against the ABC's Four Corners highlights the inadequacies of Australia's defamation laws?
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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 @antonioguterres’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.
”Without the strong commitment and leadership of #DRC government and engagement of the community - we cannot end this #Ebola outbreak.
It’s important that we all work together to beat Ebola in DRC”-@DrTedros
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UN noon briefing starts with Dujarric commenting on the foot pad he added to podium where, he says, he stands 15 minutes a day. Banned Inner City Press this morning submitted Qs on #Somalia, HK, #Cameroon, DRC, application to cover UNGA week, etc - thread
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor Dujarric makes "personnel announcement" about UN Pension Fund. Banned Inner City Press is one of very few media that has covered the scandals there, for example: innercitypress.com/unprobed21unjs…
@MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @AdamShawNY @silas_atefor This morning banned Inner City Press asked @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric, still without answer: what is the SG's comment and action if any on that the #Somalia govt has accused the #Kenya military of destroying mobile phone masts in the south of the country?
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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 👉bit.ly/2TQe40E
@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 👉bit.ly/2TQe40E
@WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @DrTedros @MoetiTshidi @MinSanteRDC The devastating 2014–2016 #Ebola epidemic in West Africa resulted in over 11000 deaths. It prompted changes in the way the 🌏🌎🌍 responds to outbreaks: putting research at the heart of the response 👉 bit.ly/2TQe40E
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It’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; it’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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🚨 🚨 🚨 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 👉 bit.ly/2YFbhwZ
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. bit.ly/2YFbhwZ
The multi-outbreak, multi-country study was run by #DRC’s National Institute for Biomedical Research, @MinSanteRDC, the 🇺🇸 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, @ALIMA_ORG, @MSF, @IMC_Worldwide & other organizations bit.ly/2YFbhwZ
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Il colonialista più crudele dell'800 (e di inizio '900) è il re del Belgio Leopoldo II. /1

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Grazie a una società privata di sua proprietà egli divenne il padrone del "Congo Free State" e di tutti i suoi abitanti, un'area che corrisponde all'odierna Repubblica Democratica del Congo /2
Non era quindi lo stato belga ad amministrare la colonia, ma il re stesso, attraverso l'uso di mercenari, la "Force Publique".
La vasta area dell'Africa centrale era ricca di risorse, e infatti il Re ottenne una fortuna dalla sua colonia personale. /3
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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 👉bit.ly/2MCSRpx
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. bit.ly/2MCSRpx
#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. bit.ly/2MCSRpx
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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 #DRC🇨🇩

More: bit.ly/2YqeZJG

#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.”
-Dr Yao, WHO Incident Manager

More: bit.ly/2K0Fn3U

#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

More: bit.ly/2Of2Jbc

#HerosDeLaSante #HealthHeroes
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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, it’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 #DRC pscp.tv/w/b_9U6TI2MTAy…
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 👉bit.ly/2SkyDl6
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 👉bit.ly/2SkyDl6
Q: What is WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee? #Ebola bit.ly/2J1L1lj
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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 👉 bit.ly/30yXgx8
With the #Ebola outbreak still confined to the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, #DRC, the response is at a critical juncture. WHO’s assessment of the risk of spread to neighbouring provinces and countries remains very high. bit.ly/30yXgx8
“We 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.”-@DrTedros
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Live from @UNGeneva - WHO/@UNOCHA High Level event on #Ebola in #DRC with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/b_xZKzI2MTAy…
"Yesterday, WHO was notified of two very sad developments in the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC. The first was a case of Ebola in the city of Goma, in a pastor who had traveled from Butembo. The second was that two responders were murdered in their home in Beni"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Although a case of #Ebola in Goma, 🇨🇩 is a very concerning development, it’s one we have expected and prepared for. Around 3000 people have been vaccinated and the pastor is receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre run by the @MinSanteRDC and @MSF"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
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WHO-@UNOCHA high-level event on #Ebola in 🇨🇩 is about to start.

📺 LIVE: webtv.un.org

The event provides an opportunity for the #DRC Government, @UN, donors & partners to take stock of the status of the outbreak, response & actions needed to end Ebola.
The #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is occurring in a densely populated region with internal displacement, ongoing conflict, and a weak health system. The affected communities are also facing malaria, measles, cholera and high levels of food insecurity.
Disease outbreaks in #DRC:
- #Ebola: 2489 cases, 1665 deaths since August 2018
-Cholera: 13100 cases, 279 deaths reported in from January-June 2019
-Measles: 115 000 suspected cases, 1 981 deaths since January
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1)New#Khorasan Prov vid, the latest in #isis recruitment series “The Best Outcome is for the Pious,” incl. fighters from #India #Pakistan #Kashmir, despite regions recently receiving own provincial designations-showing lack of self-sufficient media offices
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2)The vid also featured fighter “Abu Mujahid al-Farsi (Persian)" who spoke on behalf of fighters in #Iran, and stated, “We say to the Magian government and those who support it: wait for actions and not words...”
3)So far in this campaign, which has been bolstered by troves of coordinated supporting media, #ISIS has released videos from its #WestAfrica #Sinai #EastAsia #Caucasus provs - a troubling scope of mobilizing recruitment following recent reemergence of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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Today is D.R. Congo independence day, so here's is a thread briefly looking at Congo's history from the precolonial era, through to independence. #Congo #DRC #mboka #independence
One of the earliest artefacts discovered in Congo's history is the Ishango bone. A mathematical tool, etched into an animal bone, discovered in the Ishango region of eastern Congo. The bone is believed to date back to circa 18’000-20’000BC.
The Kingdom of Kongo (Royaume du Kongo), circa 1500s, believed to be in its 13th dynasty at the time, had a population of 100’000 people in the capital city Mbanza-Kongo (London approx 50’000 at the time).
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Here are some data points on the #Ebola crisis in #DRCongo as of today (thread)
- 1866 cases with 1241 deaths, 67% mortality
- among those cases, 105 = health workers, 34 have died
- 30% of cases are children <18yrs of age
- @WHO funding gap = $54 million
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2/#Ebola
- epidemic started Aug 1, 2018
- has spread, with 7 "hotspots" across 2 #DRC provinces (No Kivu + Ituri)
- In last 21 days, 349 new cases (fast growth)
- @WHO labels risk of spread to region "very high" amid "general deterioration of the security situation."
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3/#Ebola
- in 10 months, there have been 42 attacks on Ebola facilities
- 132 attacks on health workers & burial teams
- 38 HCWers injured
- 4 deaths in attacks
- >110,000 ppl have been vaccinated w/@Merck unlicensed vax
- 4,500 local HCWers have been trained
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