With over 700 volunteers the Red Cross has been collecting community feedback during the Democratic Republic of Congo's current Ebola outbreak.
Violence keeps forcing Ebola responders to pause key activities, and it is not entirely clear who is behind the violence and why.
There have been 1914 confirmed and 94 probable Ebola cases with new cases being reported at a rate of around 10 every day.
The response to the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has had interim successes, but the risk of local and regional spread remains high due to a high proportion of outbreak deaths occurring outside treatment centers coupled with low proportions of new patients who were known contacts.
Doctors Without Borders reports that as few as 32 percent of newly confirmed Ebola cases were linked back to known contacts.
Charities have call on the United Nations to put the Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola outbreak on par with crises in Yemen, Syria, and Mozambique.
Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed a health worker and looted an Ebola treatment center.
The United Nations (UN), Thursday, May 23, announced the creation of an emergency Ebola response coordinator with the goal of tackling the security and political challenges facing Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that healthcare workers are refusing to wear personal protective equipment in health facilities and are performing only routine infection control measures, due to violent threats from community members.
Health experts believe global health officials have opportunities to bolster their efforts.