“I started my humanitarian mission in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic”Published on 25 June 2020 | HR newsClémentine Guérin works in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for Première Urgence Internationale. She is responsible for the health response project against the Ebola virus in Goma, North Kivu. She was scheduled to join the DRC mission on 17th March, but with the arrival of the pandemic in France, containment measures and border closure delayed her departure. She describes how she was finally able to join the mission in early June on a specifically chartered humanitarian flight, and what preventive measures had to be taken to limit any risk of the spread of COVID-19.
In the DRC, the Ebola outbreak isn’t over: we continue our responsePublished on 23 April 2020 | NewsWhile the whole world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still fighting against another deadly epidemic. Just before it should have been declared officially ended on the 12th of April, a new fatality was attributed to the Ebola virus disease on the 9th of April, proving that this 20-month outbreak has not been overcome yet. Première Urgence Internationale keeps working on prevention and awareness activities, to mitigate the spread of the Ebola virus and fight against this deadly disease.
La chronique 132 – September 2019Published on 18 September 2019 | PublicationsFind our report Ebola in the chronicle of September 2019. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently experiencing
the tenth outbreak of Ebola virus on its territory. Working in the DRC since 2001, Première Urgence
Internationale quickly participated in the response by supporting infection prevention in several health centres in Goma.
Ebola: Absolute alertness after diagnosis in Goma (DRC)Published on 17 July 2019 | NewsIdentified in a health center supported by Première Urgence Internationale, the first patient with Ebola virus in Goma, the capital of North Kivu, unfortunately died during his transfer to an Ebola treatment center in Butembo. An additional step is taken in this epidemic. All local authorities and the international community are mobilized to prevent the spread of the virus in this city of more than one million inhabitants.