Ebola response teams scrambling to care for patients after attacks set back efforts

The epidemic has been highly challenging to contain because it is occurring in what is effectively a war zone. Progress has been slow, with small gains generally followed by setbacks that have occurred when violence has broken out in the affected provinces of North Kivu and Ituri.

Ebola Responders Establish Emergency Operations Center

When the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an Ebola outbreak in the country’s Équateur Province on 8 May 2018, national and international offers for support and assistance came pouring in. Managing all these partners becomes a challenge in itself. WHO has increasingly been using one tool to streamline the response: a Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC).