DFID’s demise raises questions about U.K. aid transparency, WHO announces the end of Congo’s 10th Ebola outbreak — while it responds to the 11th — and South Africa launches the continent’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial.
A near collapse of essential services during the Ebola crisis saw 10,000 people die from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria across Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. The lesson? Liberia's community health workers have to be protected to deliver health care during the pandemic.
Over 40 countries around the world have elections scheduled in the remainder of 2020. To avoid a democracy crisis sparked by COVID-19, governments should heed the lessons from Liberia’s experience with elections and Ebola.
The violent protests in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could reverse gains made in recent weeks against Ebola. Prior to the protests, the case average was one per day, David Gressly, U.N. emergency Ebola response coordinator, tells Devex.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a public health emergency — despite a decline in reported cases, the World Health Organization announced on Friday. Some global health experts remain skeptical the declaration will generate the necessary funding for the response.
The story of DRC's Ebola outbreak has focused on how skepticism, misinformation, and mistrust have hindered the response. We should be focusing on the unequal distribution of aid money. Wakisha Co-Founders Jonathan Shaw and Leslie Ruyle explain.