Participatory Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) – Ebola Response Mambasa Territory, Ituri Province, 29 August 2018
This is a report on the mapping exercise carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency working with the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to contain the 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic outbreak in the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in line with the International Health Regulations 2005. The mapping was carried out on 28 August 2018 in Mambasa, Ituri Province. The objective of the mapping exercise was to analyze population mobility dynamics and patterns, and define priority sites for establishing Point of Entries (PoE), both in border and non-border locations, where active surveillance, prevention and risk communication can be focused. The Population Mobility Mapping (PMM) approach complements traditional public health risk assessments, enabling a more accurate prioritization of vulnerable locations and public health interventions.