What the WHO’s Emergency Declaration Means for Congo’s Ebola Outbreak

Health workers take their shift at a treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 13, 2019 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).
Health workers take their shift at a treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 13, 2019 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

Editor’s Note: Africa Watch will be off the next two weeks. It will return Aug. 9, with Andrew Green curating the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. The Ebola outbreak that began in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo more than a year ago is now officially a global health emergency. The World Health Organization declared the epidemic a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or PHEIC, after declining to do so on three previous occasions. The reconsideration followed the virus’ spread to the city of Goma, a major regional hub home to a million people. […]

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