WHO Scales Up Response to Ebola in DR Congo

What makes the DRC a particularly difficult case for the Ebola response is the ongoing conflict in the two eastern DRC provinces due to the presence of armed groups. The conflict has led to 4.49 million internally displaced people and 630,000 refugees, while 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance writes UNFPA's Aimee Manimani Nsimire.

Free care for patients recovering from Ebola is being provided at Mangina Reference Health Centre, said Sister Yvette Kanyere, the facility manager.

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Insecurity due to conflict in the DRC has created the challenge of accessing communities in areas affected by the presence of rebel groups.

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