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Community Health Workers Help Protect Cameroonians from COVID-19

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#Snapshots August

Providing Lifesaving Support to the Survivors of the Explosion in Lebanon On Tuesday, August 4, a massive explosion tore through the city of Beirut. Because we were already in the country providing a range of health services, we were able to respond immediately and provide help to survivors and support to hospitals and health facilities …

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#Snapshots July

Fighting COVID-19 Around the World COVID-19 cases continue to rise globally and our teams worldwide are still hard at work in the fight against the virus. Responding in the United States As case numbers continue to rise throughout the US, we’re coordinating with partners in a number of hotspots, including California, Florida and Texas. In …

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716 Days

On August 1, 2018, an outbreak of Ebola was declared in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that grew to become the second-largest ever—exceeded in size only by the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. It wasn’t until June 25, 2020—and nearly 3,324 cases later, leading to 2,287 …

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SRUs, Developed to Fight Ebola, Can Help Contain COVID-19

In the midst of the West African Ebola outbreak of 2014–2015, International Medical Corps teams developed a simple but effective low-tech way to detect the highly contagious virus early. Now, we are adapting that same idea in many parts of the world to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Known as screening and referral …

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International Medical Corps Study Offers First Evidence That a Low-Cost Antibiotic Can Reduce Deaths in Ebola Patients

The study, drawn from data gathered during West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014–2015, involved 360 patients diagnosed with the virus. The results found that the mortality rate among patients given the antibiotic fell to just more than half—54.7%, compared to a death rate of more than 73% among those who did not …

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Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC, say scientists

Ebola can no longer be called an incurable disease, scientists have said, after two of four drugs being trialled in the major outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were found to have significantly reduced the death rate.

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