In the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the number of Ebola has died to more than 200. Since August, 291 Ebola cases were confirmed and 201 deaths reported, the Ministry of Health said in Kinshasa on Saturday. Around half of the cases in the city of 800,000 living in Beni enrolled in the incredible state of North Kivu on the border with Uganda. More than 28,000 people have been vaccinated against the disease, according to the ministry.
The United Nations had called on the armed groups in the region on Friday not to block the fight against highly infectious viral disease. According to Health Minister Oly Ilunga, there are repeated threats, attacks and kidnappings where two assistants have killed.
Action Medeor called for more efforts from the world community to ensure access to healthcare for the poor. Speaking at the WHO World Health Organization meeting on Thursday and Friday in Kazakhstan, Bernd Pastors, executive committee spokesman for the relief organization: "Although the global community has made good action, we now see increasing access to care health for the poorer population. "
Dengeng years ago, over 100 member states WHO signed the statement that health is a human right, "Action Medeor" said. Millions of poor people around the world are still infected with diseases that are easy to treat. In many parts of the world there is a shortage of health workers, hospitals and medicines.
Ebola's destructive epidemic in West Africa about five years ago shows that fighting individual diseases such as AIDS or malaria alone is not worthwhile, and Pastors emphasized. It is only a healthcare system that works and has good equipment that can protect people. Good basic healthcare, including immunization and malnutrition treatment, could significantly reduce child mortality while providing a fairer health condition for everyone.
By the end of 2013, the destructive epidemic of Ebola had hit many of the states of West Africa. In the months that followed, around 11,300 people died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. This is the tenth case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the disease was first discovered in the country in 1976.
Ebola is a viral disease that is often fatal. The transfer occurs by direct contact with the body fluids of someone who has been infected. (AFP, dpa, epd)