U.N. Vows To Improve Security In Congo’s East, Where Ebola Outbreak Response Continues To Face Challenges

Associated Press: U.N. vows to tackle Congo rebels, contain Ebola
“The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations vowed Wednesday to do more with Congo’s government to help improve security in the country’s east, where frequent attacks by rebels are undermining efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people. Jean-Pierre Lacroix said the U.N. ‘will do our best to contain the Ebola outbreak despite the security environment that is being degraded by armed groups’…” (Maliro, 11/7).

U.N. News: Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda over Ebola fears, as top U.N. officials visit outbreak epicenter in DR Congo
“The World Health Organization (WHO), and Ugandan Ministry of Health, have begun vaccinating frontline health workers in the country against Ebola, in a bid to stop an outbreak in the neighboring Democratic of Congo (DRC) from crossing the border…” (11/7).

Additional coverage of the ongoing DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from CIDRAP News, NBC News, and Xinhua News.

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