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Understanding measles, with Dr. Rodrigue Alitanou
Worldwide, the estimated number of reported measles cases was four times higher during the first three months of 2019, as compared to the same period last year, according to preliminary data from the ...
Ebola emergency in the DRC - Operational update on ALIMA's activities - April 11, 2019
The Ebola outbreak has been ongoing in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2018. Currently, the number of cases is increasing at high speed and ne...
DRC: Ebola - Six months later, what’s been accomplished and what remains
It has been nearly six months since an outbreak of Ebola was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu and Ituri provinces. The outbreak has since become the second-largest o...
Innovation: Ebola response, what has changed between then and now?
Lessons learned during the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic have led to a number of improvements in outbreak response efforts. Dr. Marie-Claire Kolie, who previously responded to Ebola outbreaks i...
NIGERIA: Urgent support needed to respond to outbreak of Lassa fever
The medical NGO ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) is calling for urgent support, as the organization supports the care of patients affected by an outbreak of Lassa fever in souther...
Testimony from the field: “Morale is important to defeat Ebola”
When caring for patients during an Ebola outbreak, medical treatment is not the only aspect of the care. Oléa Balayulu, a clinical psychologist and the head of ALIMA’s psychosocial team in Beni, in t...
Wemba's Story: "I knew my journey with Ebola wasn’t over yet"
Kikopa “Wemba” Kambale used to work in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province, chopping wood, to support his family. Today, the 36-year-old works at ALIMA’s Ebola Treatment C...
Niger: "Cholera is easy to treat if it is diagnosed in time"
To respond to the recent cases of cholera in the Maradi region, in southern Niger, ALIMA has set up an emergency response. Between July and November 2018, the Ministry of Health reported a total of 3,...
DRC: ALIMA scales up response during “second wave” of Ebola outbreak
Following a worrying spike in the number of reported Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) North Kivu Province, compounded by a deteriorating security situation, ALIMA (The Alliance ...
Blog from the field: "In DRC, rolling up our sleeves to save Ebola patients"
Admiration. Joy. Fear. Sadness. Pride. Emotions were high during the week I spent with the team at ALIMA’s Ebola Treatment Center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo.
My name is Anne-Gaëlle Borg ...
South Sudan: populations threatened by nutritional crisis