EVD in the DRC statement

April 16, 2019

The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took place on Friday, April 12, 2019.

It was the view of the Committee the ongoing Ebola outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the DRC does not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). However, the Committee wished to express their deep concern about the recent increase in transmission in specific areas, and therefore the potential risk of spread to neighboring countries.

The Committee also wishes to commend the efforts of responders from the government of the DRC, the WHO and partners to contain the outbreak in a complex and difficult setting.

Additionally, the Committee has provided the following public health advice that can be found here