African Health News

WHO reaffirms commitment to Democratic Republic of the Congo as Ebola outbreak continues

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues, the WHO has reaffirmed its commitment both to ending the outbreak and working with the government and communities to build resilient health systems.

Since the outbreak’s onset in August 2018 there have been over 1000 confirmed cases.

However, the risk of national and regional spread remains very high, especially when episodes of violence and instability impact the response.

It is the second-deadliest and second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, topped only by one in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people, according to the World Health Organization.