WHO & partners have deployed

๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ technical teams
๐Ÿฉบ๐Ÿ’Š medical equipment
๐Ÿฉน๐Ÿ’— life-saving supplies

to help national authorities respond to #Ebola outbreaks in #Guinea๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ & #DRC๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ during the #COVID19 pandemic.
WHO has allocated from the Contingency Fund for Emergencies,

โœ…USD1.25 million to #Guinea๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ & neighbouring countries
โœ…USD860,000 to #DRC๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

to support #Ebola response & preparedness activities. ๐Ÿ‘‰bit.ly/31vWqUc
WHO thanks all contributors that help save lives & prevent unnecessary suffering through the Contingency Fund for Emergencies.

This provides WHO the resources to respond rapidly to outbreaks & other health emergencies, often in 2โƒฃ4โƒฃ hours or less.
#DRC๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ health authorities announced a resurgence of Ebola in North Kivu province on 7 Feb 2021.

6โƒฃ confirmed cases including 2โƒฃ deaths have been reported. ๐Ÿ‘‰bit.ly/2NEzxuz
.@MinSanteRDC launched #Ebola vaccination campaign in #DRC๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ within a week of the resurgence, immunizing health workers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธ where first Ebola patient was treated. ๐Ÿ‘‰bit.ly/3duh1jo
#Guinea๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ health authorities declared outbreak of #Ebola in Nโ€™Zerekore prefecture on 14 Feb 2021.

8โƒฃ confirmed, 4โƒฃ probable cases including 7โƒฃ deaths have been reported. ๐Ÿ‘‰bit.ly/2M3ner0
โœ… #Ebola vaccines
โœ… Cold chain equipment
โœ… Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
โœ… Medical supplies

were shipped in response to a new Ebola outbreak declared in #Guinea๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ on 14 Feb 2021.
โ€œ#Ebola and #COVID19 are two very different diseases. But both thrive on misinformation and mistrust, and both can be stopped with proven public health measures, engaged communities, accurate information and vaccines.โ€ - @DrTedros

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