In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death toll of Ebola rose to more than 200. Since August, 291 cases of Ebola have been confirmed and reported in 201 deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday in Kinshasa. About half of the cases were registered in the city of Beni, on the border of Uganda, with 800,000 inhabitants in the restless state of North Kivu. According to the Ministry, more than 28,000 people were vaccinated against the disease.
The UN urged armed groups in the region to block the fight against highly contagious viral disease on Friday. According to Health Minister Oly Ilunga, there are repeated threats, attacks and kidnappings in which two of his assistants have been killed.
Action Medeor wanted more effort from the world community to ensure access to health services for the poor. Speaking at a meeting of the WHO on Thursday and Friday in WHO, Bernd Pastors, spokesperson for aid organizations, said, da Now that the global community has taken major steps, we now see increased access to health services for the poor population Dünya.
Forty years ago, more than 100 WHO members had signed the declaration that the state was a human right to health, "Action Medeor." Millions of poor people around the world are dying for easy-to-treat diseases. In many parts of the world there is a shortage of health care workers, hospitals and medicines.
In West Africa, about five years ago, the pastors stressed that the devastating Ebola epidemic was not worth fighting individual diseases like AIDS or malaria. Only a functioning and well-equipped healthcare system can protect people. Good primary health care, including immunization and malnutrition, can significantly reduce child mortality, while providing a fairer health condition for all.
At the end of 2013, a devastating Ebola epidemic had hit several West African countries. In the following months, approximately 11,300 people died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the disease was first discovered in 1976 in the country, this is the tenth pandemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ebola is usually a deadly viral disease. Transfer is in direct contact with body fluids of an infected person. (AFP, dpa, epd)