Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

WHO Retains Ebola’s Public Health Emergency Designation in Congo


The number of cases of Ebola in the eastern Congo continues to fall, and there had been speculation that the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee would remove the designation of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) from the outbreak. However, at its February 12 meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to keep the designation. The original designation was made on July 17, 2019. 

In its report, the committee put the Ebola risk as high at the national and regional levels, but low at the global level. The committee noted that sustained progress is dependent on improvement in the security situation, and security incidents had actually increased in recent months. The poor security situation and deep distrust of outsiders by locals has made this Ebola outbreak particularly difficult to tackle. The meeting also noted that outbreaks of other infectious diseases, notably measles and cholera, continue in the Democratic Republic of Congo and merit international attention and support.

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