Last month, just four years after the 2014 Ebola epidemic took 11,000 lives across West Africa, the World Health Organization announced a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The confirmed cases in DRC drew international concern — and a speedy response from the DRC government and its international partners.
In this episode, Devex Engagement Editor Kate Midden and West Africa Correspondent Christin Roby discuss the Ebola response, ongoing challenges, and how the current situation compares to past outbreaks.
• Aid groups respond rapidly in DRC as Ebola cases confirmed in major city
• DRC Ebola response focuses on awareness campaigns, border controls
• DRC bordering countries begin Ebola preparedness training
• Ebola outbreak in DRC on 'epidemiological knife-edge,' says WHO official
• First pledges announced to combat Ebola in DRC