Is Africa Better Prepared for Ebola?

The Democratic Republic of Congo has extensive experience in successfully containing Ebola outbreaks (the one which was reported in May is the ninth since the first in 1976). This one, with cases in Mbandaka, a river-port city of over one million people raised fears of it spreading to other river-port cities such as Kinshasa, Brazzaville and Bangui. But although victory is not assured, so far the response by national and international health agencies has been a model of applying lessons learned, writes AfricaFocus.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:   Ebola Response Shows Lessons Learned

    AfricaFocus, 20 June 2018

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has extensive experience in successfully containing Ebola outbreaks (the one which was reported in May is the ninth since the first in 1976). But… Read more »

A new digital App, Afya Data, which has been launched by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) comes as part of the varsity's contribution to the country's preparedness to combat life a threatening epidemics such as Rift Valley Fever, Ebola and other diseases that can spread from animals to humans, said SUA's Vice Chancellor, Prof Raphael Chibuda.

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