Project profile — Ebola Crisis in the DRC - Emergency Medical Treatment - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) 2019/20

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Ebola Crisis in the DRC - Emergency Medical Treatment - Doctors Without Borders (MSF) 2019/20 - Overview
Doctors Without Borders (XM-DAC-21029)
2019-11-08 - 2020-06-30
Country / region • Congo, Democratic Republic (50.00%)
• South of Sahara, regional (50.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


October 2019 - A 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus disease was declared in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on August 1, 2018. North Kivu and Ituri are among the most populated provinces in the DRC. The provinces have been experiencing intense insecurity and a worsening humanitarian crisis, with limited access and over one million internally displaced people. The continuous movement of refugees to neighbouring countries, including Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania, represents a risk of spreading the outbreak to other provinces and neighbouring countries. With GAC’s support, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping to meet the immediate medical needs of persons infected by or at risk of contracting Ebola in the affected health zones. MSF specializes in emergency health services and is the lead on Ebola treatment in the DRC. Project activities include: (1) increasing access to quality primary healthcare and isolation centres for women, girls, men and boys living in the Ebola affected health zones; (2) increasing awareness about prevention measures and availability of treatment, through affected communities; (3) improving surveillance, case management and infection management and control; and (4) raising awareness and immunization of at-risk groups.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to medical care for people infected by, or at risk of contracting Ebola; and (2) improved surveillance, early detection, rapid assessment and effective response to the Ebola outbreak. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or acute food insecurity.



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Planned Disbursement $0
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