Violence, Mistrust Continue To Hamper DRC Ebola Outbreak Response As Number Of Cases Surpasses 900

Associated Press: Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group
“Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing ‘a climate of deepening community mistrust’ nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday…” (Larson, 3/7).

BBC News: Ebola in the DR Congo warzone
“Violence by militia groups has made treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo even harder. Anne Soy joined teams in the east of the country to see their challenges and successes” (Inwood, 3/7).

CIDRAP News: Ebola total tops 900 in DRC, with 7 new cases today
“[Wednesday] the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) ministry of health confirmed there are now officially 907 cases of Ebola in an 8-month long outbreak in the country’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces, reflecting 10 new cases in two days…” (Soucheray, 3/6).

Xinhua News: U.N. provides funding to regional logistics base for Ebola response
“The U.N. relief agency said Wednesday it has released 50 million shillings (500,000 U.S. dollars) to support the creation of a regional common logistics services staging area in Uganda to strengthen Ebola readiness and response in the region…” (3/6).

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