By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Today, the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) met to review the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
While a great deal of progress in the situation has happened since the last meeting, officials say a number of challenges remain to include strengthening of community acceptance for full commitment to response measures; protection of personnel at strategic health checkpoints; improvement of infection prevention and control practices in health facilities; strengthening of the local health system; and comprehensive treatment and support for patients in recovery.
In light of all the information available, the Committee unanimously agreed the EVD outbreak continues to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under the IHR (2005).
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