WHO Expresses Concern Over Attacks On Ebola Treatment Facilities In DRC; World Bank Provides $80M In Grants To Help Response Efforts

Axios: World Health Organization “deeply concerned” over attacks on Ebola clinics
“The World Health Organization said Thursday it was deeply concerned over two violent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in two cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this past week, which resulted in fatalities, traumatized patients and health care workers, and damage to key medical facilities…” (O’Reilly, 2/28).

Financial Times: World Bank gives DR Congo $80m for Ebola battle
“The World Bank has given the Democratic Republic of Congo $80m in grants to help its fight against the latest Ebola outbreak. The funding included $20m from the Bank’s innovative pandemic emergency financing facility, which was set up in 2017 to channel private investment capital into the development aid sector. The remainder came from World Bank group member the International Development Association, which funds low-income countries…” (Allen, 2/28).

New York Times: ‘Crippling’ Attacks Force Doctors Without Borders to Close Ebola Centers in Congo
“Two attacks on Ebola treatment centers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have forced the international aid group Doctors Without Borders to close the facilities, it said on Thursday, warning that the outbreak was not under control…” (Yuhas, 2/28).

Additional coverage of the DRC Ebola outbreak and response is available from Agence France-Presse, CIDRAP News, and Washington Times.