Ebola Continues To Spread In DRC; Funding For Strategic Response Plan Falling Short

CIDRAP News: Ebola cases rise by 13, with spread in insecure and border areas
“Ebola transmission in the affected Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region is still substantial, with new hot spots emerging in areas with limited access and security problems, posing more challenges for response teams, the World Health Organization (WHO) said [Friday] in its weekly snapshot of the outbreak. Meanwhile, the country reported 13 new infections [Friday], boosting the overall outbreak total to 3,069 cases…” (Schnirring, 9/6).
Xinhua News: DRC Ebola outbreak remains substantial, adds risks of regional spread: WHO
“…According to the DRC’s Strategic Response Plan against the current Ebola outbreak, the estimated funding requirement for the period July to December 2019 is 287 million U.S. dollars, including 120 to 140 million dollars for the WHO. However, as of Friday, the WHO has just received 45.3 million dollars, with current available funds only capable of closing the financing gap until the end of September…” (9/7).

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