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    Province du Kwango
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwango

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    Kwango: more than 700 cases of typhoid fever identified in Panzi in 5 months

    Published on Wed, 03/01/2023 - 11:43 | Modified on Wed, 03/01/2023 - 11:43


    About 24 people died out of more than 700 cases of typhoid fever recorded, between October 2022 and last February, in the health zone of Panzi, territory of Kasongolunda (Kwango).

    The coordinating physician of the Expanded Vaccination Program (EPI)/Kwango, Dr Léon Makambu, delivered these figures on Tuesday, February 28, to Radio Okapi.

    He attributed the outbreak of this disease to the consumption of unsafe water in Panzi.

    “ The cause of this disease is the lack of drinking water. When the population does not have a source of drinking water, the population does not consume treated water, it is doomed to develop the disease of dirty hands or waterborne disease. The population takes water from untreated springs, untreated water, untreated pond water. In short, Panzi has no sources of drinking water for the population to consume ,” said Dr. Leon Makambu.

    He pleads with the competent authorities for urgent measures to serve the province of Kwango with drinking water.

    The most affected individuals are those aged 25 to 30, we learned from health sources.

    This typhoid fever is manifested in particular by high fever, abdominal colic, diarrhea or constipation, and others which may be complicated by intestinal perforation.

    Environ 24 personnes sont mortes sur plus de 700 cas de fièvre typhoïde enregistrés, entre octobre 2022 et février dernier, dans la zone de santé de Panzi, territoire de Kasongolunda (Kwango). Le médecin coordonnateur du Programme élargi de vaccination (PEV)/Kwango, Dr Léon Makambu, a livré ces chiffres, mardi 28 février, à Radio Okapi. Il a attribué la flambée de cette maladie à la consommation de l'eau non potable à Panzi. « La cause de cette maladie c'est le manque d'eau potable.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Mobilization of the Kwango population for prevention against typhoid fever and M-POX

    MARCH 23, 2023HEALTH

    Kenge, March 23, 2023 (ACP).- The population of Kwango was called on Thursday in Kenge to prevent themselves against typhoid fever and M-POX in a press release signed by the vice-governor of this province, Saturnin Tangandandu Kapalanga, a copy of which has reached ACP Kwango.

    » The province of Kwango is threatened by typhoid fever in the health zone of Panzi and M-POX in the health zone of Wamba-Lwadi in the territory of Kasongo-Lunda, to the point where we had the duty to sensitize you to warn you about the two scourges that risk significantly harming our dearest population , “said the press release from the vice-governor of Kwango.

    To prevent typhoid and M-POX in Kwango province, the vice-governor recommended that the population scrupulously observe hygiene measures, avoid handling animals when there is a wound on the hand and especially to avoid not eating the stews, he said.

    Saturnin Tangandandu urged the population of his province to go to the nearest health center, in case of signs, headaches or headaches as well as high fever, and generalized pain, for appropriate medical care, said insisted the vice-governor of the province.

    ACP/CL

    https://acpcongo.com/index.php/2023/...e-et-le-m-pox/

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    Doctors Without Borders - MSF

    March 16 at 9:47 AM ·

    Since February 13, our emergency team has been dispatched to the Panzi health zone in Kwango, to respond to an epidemic of typhoid fever. More than 1,800 suspected cases have already been notified and 12 deaths recorded.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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      Kwango: nearly 2,000 cases of typhoid treated in one month in Panzi

      MUALABA APRIL 20, 2023 HEALTH

      Kinshasa, April 20, 2023 (ACP).- 1,856 patients suffering from typhoid fever in Kwango province were treated, from February 13 to April 2, 2023, in Panzi health zone, in Kwango province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an information note from the NGO “Médecins sans frontières” (MSF) reported on Thursday.

      “At the beginning, the cases that came to us were really serious and the medical staff at the hospital were not able to take care of them. The lack of financial means also pushed patients to come to the hospital late,” said the intervention manager of the MSF emergency team in Panzi, Télesphore Raphaël Kibwantiaka, quoted in the document.

      Panzi health zone has been dealing with an outbreak of typhoid fever since August 2022. More than 1,800 suspected cases have been reported in nine of the zone's 25 health areas. A few days ago, the MSF team left this area where it had been deployed to support the local health authorities in the response.

      This team provided care for simple cases in seven health areas. Complicated cases, especially patients who had to be operated on, were referred and cared for by MSF at the Panzi general referral hospital.

      MSF notes that living conditions in Panzi health zone are conducive to the development and spread of waterborne diseases such as typhoid fever. This disease is transmitted by ingesting water or food contaminated with human stools and secretions. It is characterized in particular by prolonged fevers, headaches and digestive disorders such as vomiting or diarrhea. It can lead to serious, even fatal complications, such as peritonitis, if surgery is not performed in time.

      To this end, MSF has set up an operating theater in Panzi hospital and strengthened the capacities of medical staff to manage the complications linked to the disease. In addition to treatment, MSF also raised community awareness of the importance of respecting hygiene rules to prevent the spread of typhoid cases. It should also be noted that 1,853 cases of malaria including 206 complicated cases were treated in the same health zone of Panzi. ACP/ODM

      https://acpcongo.com/index.php/2023/...-mois-a-panzi/
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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