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A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy

UN creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo

23 May 2019, 1:45 PM

The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people.

DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid ‘high’ risk of spread: WHO

21 May 2019, 5:52 AM

The World Health Organization chief on Monday urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread “remains very high”.

UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DR Congo drags on

9 May 2019, 1:14 PM

The United Nations is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

More than 1 000 dead in DRC due to Ebola epidemic

7 May 2019, 8:50 AM

More than 1 000 people have now died of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said, as aid workers warned that the highly contagious virus combined with insecurity in the restive region was creating a “deeply worrying situation”.

Ebola survivor Jeanine Masika holding two-year-old ebola patient, Furana Katungu

Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak

17 April 2019, 2:41 PM

Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a two-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.



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