World Bank Group’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) Makes First $12 million Commitment to Bridge Financing Gap For Ebola Response in DRC

The grant will support the surge in activities of the DRC Government and international responders outlined under the approved three-month $56.8 million Ebola response plan, released by the DRC Government.

Ebola outbreak is concerning, but falls short of global emergency, WHO panel says

The emergency committee, established to give the World Health Organization (WHO) advice on outbreak response, raised concerns about the situation, particularly the discovery of a case in a major urban center, and the proximity of the outbreak to the Congo River, a major transit route.