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.  

As Ebola flares once again, a rapid global response invites cautious hope

In the week since the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new Ebola outbreak, health officials have set in motion a plan to distribute an experimental vaccine, logistics experts have established an airbridge to ferry responders and equipment into the epicenter, and the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has arrived to take stock.