UN Humanitarian Chief, Mark Lowcock released US$40 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help tackle health emergencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The CERF funds will strengthen the DRC’s existing health services to enable follow up support for Ebola survivors and establish community-based surveillance, alert and rapid response systems. They will also fund the delivery of food, shelter, water and sanitation support, and health, education and protection … [Read more...] about US$40 million from CERF to tackle Health Emergencies in DRC
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The United States is providing nearly $23.4 million in additional humanitarian assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to help end the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries. This brings the total funding from USAID since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2018 to over $340 million, which includes support for regional Ebola-preparedness activities in the DRC and neighboring … [Read more...] about U.S. provides $23.4 million in additional Humanitarian Assistance to DRC
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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has provided US$ 29 million in urgent initial funding to 13 lower-income countries to support their response to COVID-19, helping them to protect health care workers with personal protective equipment (PPE), perform vital surveillance and training, and fund diagnostic tests. There are further requests or interest from 21 countries, meaning more support from a total of up to US$ 200 million is likely to be approved in the coming days and weeks. This early funding is … [Read more...] about Gavi steps up efforts to fight coronavirus, Commits US$ 29 million in urgent Initial Funding to Lower-income Countries
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The European Commission has announced a €6 million contribution to a vaccination trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The funding comes from the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, which supported the development of the new vaccine. The announcement comes as the Ebola outbreak in the DRC continues to spread in the east of the country with a high risk of a spillover into neighbouring countries and complementary actions are being taken to contain and eliminate this … [Read more...] about European Commission announces €6 Million contribution to Vaccination Trial in DRC
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The DRC Government with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners initiated a third emergency campaign of vaccinations in 24 health zones, targeting nearly 825 000 children aged 6–59 months throughout the country. Life-saving vaccines and supplies for the campaign have been provided by WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières, UNICEF and the DRC Government, with US$2.5 million funding from the United Nations Humanitarian Pooled Fund. WHO has also mobilized nearly US$500 000 from the Contingency … [Read more...] about WHO and Partners initiate 3rd Emergency Campaign of Vaccinations in DRC
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The World Bank is announcing that US$50 million in funding is to be released to WHO for its lifesaving operational work on the frontlines of the outbreak. The funding comprises US$30 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) and US$20 million from the World Bank. The US$50 million in grant funding is part of the larger financial package of approximately US$300 million that the World Bank announced last month to support the fourth Strategic Response Plan for the DRC Ebola … [Read more...] about World Bank announces US$50 Million in Funding to WHO for its Operational Work
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In response to the Ebola outbreak, the United States is providing more than $98 million in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Last month, USAID Administrator Mark Green visited Ebola-affected areas in the DRC to observe programming and response efforts and met brave local community leaders and the health care and partner staff responding to the outbreak. With this funding, USAID is providing lifesaving assistance, including infection prevention and control activities, training for … [Read more...] about United States provides $98 Million Assistance in response to Ebola Outbreak for DRC
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UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days. UNICEF’s shift to its response phase in Uganda follows months of preparedness and prevention efforts as Ebola cases increased in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UNICEF Representative in Uganda, Dr. Doreen Mulenga SAID, "As our thoughts are with this young boy’s family, this is a tragic reminder … [Read more...] about UNICEF launches Emergency Ebola Response Plan in Uganda
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a total financing of $502 million for the Multisectoral Nutrition and Health project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This funding comprises a $246 million credit and a $246 grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and a $10 million grant from the Global Financing Facility (GFF). Child malnutrition is an underlying cause of up to 45 percent of under five deaths and a major challenge in the DRC. The project … [Read more...] about $502 Million for Nutrition and Health project in Democratic Republic of Congo
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The EU is providing additional funding to the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country continues to experience its biggest Ebola outbreak to date. Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and EU Ebola Coordinator, Christos Stylianides said, "The EU is committed to continue helping partners and the authorities fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo for as long as it takes. Since the outbreak last year, the EU has provided funding, experts, medical evacuation … [Read more...] about Additional Funding for Humanitarian Aid in Democratic Republic of Congo