One year ago, on August 1, 2018, the Ebola epidemic broke out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 2,701 people have been infected, of whom 1,813 have died. Almost a third of cases were children.
Ten Key Facts On Ebola, a Year Into Epidemic
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 1 August 2019
More help is needed to beat Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, humanitarian and medical groups said on Thursday, as they marked a year since the epidemic was declared. Read more »
Students put up Information posters about Ebola.
U.S, Sends More Ebola Staffers to Congo Border
VOA, 2 August 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday a dozen staffers had been sent to a Democratic Republic of Congo border city to manage Ebola cases there. The outbreak,… Read more »
UNICEF Communications for Development Officers talk to children about the importance of Ebola prevention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sylvie Waridi chats with eight-year-old twin brothers who had just been released from the Ebola treatment centre in Beni (file photo).
Ebola - Incompetence, Mistrust and Greed
Deutsche Welle, 1 August 2019
A year after the outbreak of Ebola in eastern DRC, the government and aid organizations have still not succeeded in bringing the disease under control. There are many reasons for… Read more »
We Can't Stop Ebola Outbreak Until Communities Lead the Response
The New Humanitarian, 1 August 2019
One year into the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the epidemic is accelerating. There have been more new cases in the last three months than the previous… Read more »
UN Working 'Intensively' to Stop Ebola Following Second Case in Major Border Town
UN News, 31 July 2019
Senior UN officials tasked with controlling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have responded to Tuesday's confirmation of a second case of Ebola in Goma,… Read more »
Inter-Agency Statement On Ebola Outbreak, One Year On
Unicef, 31 July 2019
"Tomorrow, 1 August, marks one year since the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in North Kivu province of the… Read more »
One person has died, a third diagnosis has been reported and 15 persons have been quarantined in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma is home to more than a million Read more »
Two international organisations - USAID and the World Bank - have announced a combined U.S.$339 million in assistance to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic ... Read more »
"It is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts. We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system," said ... Read more »
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