Yellow Fever Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
Return of the Japan Disaster Relief Infectious Diseases Response Team
August 8, 2016
The Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team completed its activities in the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has returned to Japan on August 7.
In close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the DRC and international partners, the JDR team assisted local efforts in tackling the outbreak of yellow fever and conducted various assistances in the field of infectious diseases and public health response from July 21 to August 5, 2016.
The JDR team’s contribution in resuming laboratory examination at Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB), is particularly worthy of note.
The Government of DRC has repeatedly expressed its gratitude to the JDR team’s support.