Operational hubs for the EVD response will be established in Mbandaka and the affected health zones with operational and technical support provided from Kinshasa. Triage units and isolation facilities will be equipped with essential equipment and staff will be trained.
Agency for International Developmentsaid Wednesday. Risk in the nine neighbouring countries There is a significant risk of spread of the ongoing EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to neighbouring countries because of the geographic proximity, high volume of movement of people and goods across borders and along the Congo River, insufficient national capacities to prevent, detect and respond to EVD cases, and other factors which may enable transmission.
The risk at the regional level is therefore considered high.
One issue standing in the way of more U. During Ebola outbreaks, the disease can spread quickly within families and healthcare settings.
The key areas of focus are as follows: Coordination: Develop an EVD contingency plan with a monitoring framework, providing training where necessary for its implementation.
Inthe epidemic reappeared in the city of Kikwit and surrounding areas in Bandundu province. Establish national emergency operation centres EOCs for coordinating an emergency response, and test key capabilities to implement the EVD contingency plan through simulation exercises.