On July 17, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of international concern.
The WHO declaration is a serious matter, and one that VillageReach does not take lightly. We support WHO’s decision to raise the global profile of this outbreak, as many lives have been lost and new resources and solutions are needed. WHO reported on July 18th that there have been 2522 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola in this region and 1698 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. 135 of the infections have been in health workers. Since the Ebola outbreak is taking place in a conflict zone, containment and response has been difficult.Read full story