DRC Ebola Outbreak Response Review Not Shared With Stakeholders Until Months After Outbreak Ended
The Telegraph: Review into DRC Ebola outbreak shared with senior officials only after outbreak ended
“A review into the management of a long-running outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo was not seen by some senior members of the organizations involved in the response until several months after the epidemic was declared over, according to media reports. An internal review by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a grouping of U.N. agencies and non-governmental organizations, was conducted into the response to the Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu and Ituri regions of DRC, which was first declared in August 2018. … According to a report in the New Humanitarian journal the internal review was conducted in January 2020 but the findings were not shared with all interested parties until this month — nearly six months after the outbreak was declared over…” (Gulland, 12/7).