Ebola in DR Congo - the world needs to act more and quickly

12 June, 2019

DR Congo ministry of health announces that a high risk family of Ebola virus disease was found across the border in Uganda. Is this dangerous, Yes it is dangerous!. We hope that the system can cope with this persisting epidemic of Ebola, even though the evidence so far is that the health system in DRC has so far failed on this epidemic. The world must wake up to this potent danger to global health : READ ON

Family of high-risk contacts found in Uganda

A family of high-risk contacts from Aloya, in the Mabalako Health Zone, was found in Uganda on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Among these contacts is a five-year-old child who has been confirmed to have Virus Disease. Ebola and her family were isolated at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Bwera, Uganda.

The DRC Ministry of Health press release on this subject is available at the following link. The press release can also be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.



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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group: http://www.hifa.org/people/steering-group jneana AT yahoo.co.uk