WHO Calls For Additional Donor Funding For DRC Ebola Response; MSF Suspends Katwa Clinic Operations After Attack

CIDRAP News: MSF suspends work at Katwa Ebola center as WHO seeks more support
“Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said [Tuesday] that it has suspended all activities at the Ebola treatment center in Katwa, following a violent attack over the weekend, severely limiting access to care in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) main hot spot. And in other key developments, the DRC’s health ministry reported three more cases, and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said $148 million is urgently needed to support the Ebola response in the DRC…” (Schnirring, 2/26).

The Telegraph: WHO calls for more money in fight against Ebola as violence hampers response once again
“…Dr. Tedros urged international donors to give more money. ‘No country or partner can face this deadly virus alone. The impact on public health and the economic ramifications can expand far beyond one country or continent. We promise we won’t relent until we’ve stopped this outbreak. But beating Ebola, wherever it may be, is expensive. It requires all of us to work together,’ he said” (Gulland, 2/26).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from the San Diego Union-Tribune and Xinhua News.

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