Violence, Mistrust Of Health Workers Continue To Hinder DRC Ebola Outbreak Response

Associated Press: WHO says Ebola cases rising in eastern Congo after violence
“The World Health Organization says Ebola is on the rise in eastern Congo following a series of attacks on health facilities. WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier says the past two weeks have seen a record number of new cases in this outbreak…” (4/2).

CIDRAP News: WHO: Butembo, Katwa remain hot spots of Ebola activity
“…With 72 Ebola cases reported last week and 56 in the previous week, March was a low point for responders, as activity spiked and the outbreak topped the 1,000-case milestone…” (Soucheray, 4/2).

VOA News: Insecurity, Community Mistrust Stymie Efforts to Control DRC Ebola Epidemic
“…WHO Assistant Director-General for Emergencies Response Ibrahima-Soce Fall attributes the rise to insecurity and violence in the North Kivu hot spots of Butembo and Katwa. He says that has caused major disruptions in the ability of health workers to respond to the disease…” (Schlein, 4/2).

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