Via Actualite.CD: North Kivu: 48 volunteers in training against the spread of Ebola in Mangina. The Google translation:
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is training 48 volunteers to be deployed in Mangina and Beni City to combat the spread of Ebola.
These volunteers will have the task of facilitating burials without the risk of contamination and dignity of the dead Ebola in Mangina and Beni City.
"We are training 48 Red Cross volunteers. I am thinking of setting up two teams, including 24 volunteers in Beni Ville and 24 others in Mangina. Yesterday they were trained on generalities and everything related to disinfection. Preparation and colorful session. Today we are working on the protocol. Dressing and undressing," explains Hubert Dieudonné, one of the trainers of the Red Cross in charge of treatment and secure service.
Since August 7, the team of the International Committee of the Red Cross has arrived in Beni as part of the response to Ebola.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Health published last Friday, 11 deaths by Ebola have been recorded since 1 August. 48 cases of haemorrhagic fever have been reported in the region, of which 21 confirmed and 27 probable. 51 suspected cases are under investigation and 4 new cases have been confirmed in the Mabalako Health Zone.
A medical unit of rapid intervention (UMIR) of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) arrived in Beni since last Thursday to take charge of awareness and prevention in military camps and secure surveillance teams, deployed on the ground.