Ebola in DRC: NGOs organize to coordinate community engagement work

A health worker speaks to people who are waiting to receive the Ebola vaccination in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by: REUTERS / Baz Ratner

NAIROBI — NGOs responding to the Ebola emergency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have formed a consortium to improve information sharing and coordinate their work on community engagement.

"The idea with this consortium is that we share all of our data, analysis, and strategies to be more efficient and to reach more communities," said Pauline Schibli, Ebola programs director at Mercy Corps, which is leading the consortium. Its activities are due to start this month.

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    Sara Jerving is Devex's East Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi. She is a reporter and producer, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation magazine, among others. Sara holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow.