05 August 2020 – Diagnostic surveillance laboratory launched in Goma

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Research and Development
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: While in Goma in North Kivu, Professor Jean Jacques Muyembe, CEO of the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) launched on Wednesday August 5 the laboratory responsible for monitoring the diagnosis of Covid-19, Ebola and ‘other diseases. A laboratory funded by the Mérieux Foundation in France, and also supported by USAID.

Overview: Pr Muyembe launches a diagnostic surveillance laboratory in Goma for several diseases including Ebola and Covid-19.
Full details here: https://actualite.cd/2020/08/05/rdc-dr-muyembe-lance-goma-un-laboratoire-de-surveillance-de-diagnostic-des-plusieurs

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat