The International Medical Humanitarian Organization opened an Ebola treatment center in Mangina on August 14, 2018. The area has been confirmed as an Ebola outbreak. There are 37 patients hospitalized, of which 31 were diagnosed and 6 were suspected.
Before the center opened, doctors in medical organizations were working in isolation units in the area to improve safety and implement protective measures. Currently, all patients have been transferred to the new Ebolatreatment Center.
In order to address some of the response priorities identified by the health sector, MSF is working back and forth between Mambasa and Makeke. Go to the health center to set up an isolation room, conduct surveillance activities, and liaise with community health workers to raise awareness about the Ebola virus. The region and MSF have also strengthened infection prevention and control protocols in existing non-Ebola projects in the region to prevent further spread of Ebola.