Yellow Fever: vaccinating 350,000 people in 10 days – See MSF’s prevention actions in DRC

Monday, June 27, 2016 — The yellow fever outbreak which started in December in Angola and spread to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still not contained, and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) continues its prevention activities in both countries.

Today we share fresh video footage and staff testimonies after MSF’s large scale yellow fever vaccination and vector control activities in Matadi, capital of Kongo Central.

An MSF team overcame tremendous challenges in vaccinating a large urban population of 350.000 people, which required special resources and innovative approaches.

See how our medical and logistics staff overcame these challenges here:

View video footage available to media showing the vaccination and vector control activities, here :

Currently there is no cure for yellow fever, and prevention is essential to protect people and stop the outbreak. Today, MSF treats yellow fever patients and continues active health promotion and vector control activities.

For interviews and updates from our staff in the field, please contact us.