On 6 June 2018 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a baby has her temperature screened with a UNICEF-provided infrared thermometer, in order to reduce the risk of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) transmission at the main port in Mbandaka. UNICEF has established temperature check points in strategic transit locations in the Ebola affected areas. Since the start of the Ebola outbreak in the DRC, UNICEF and its partners have reached more than 300,000 people with lifesaving information about how to avoid contracting the deadline virus. Following the announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
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The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains active. On the 24th June 2018, two new suspected EVD cases have been reported in Bikoro and Iboko Health Zones, and none in Mbandaka.  Since the beginning of the outbreak (on 4 April 2018), a total of 57 EVD cases and 28 deaths have been reported, as of 24th June 2018.
As part of the Social Science for Humanitarian Action platform (SSHAP) remote response, this brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning health beliefs and health-seeking behaviour in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province, the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised.
You can find the brief in English (French soon to follow) here