UK response to the Ebola virus outbreak in North Kivu, DRC

21 August 2018

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TheĀ UK is currently working closely with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners to help tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola virus in the country.

The UK is providing expertise and support to help the government of the DRC and WHO respond effectively to this outbreak, which is occurring in a very insecure region. This response is enabling faster diagnosis and monitoring of the spread of the disease and is improving medical facilities and their capacity to treat patients. It will also protect health workers and raise awareness of the disease within local communities.

In addition, the UK is supporting the WHO to strengthen surveillance at borders and help neighbouring areas to prepare to tackle the disease should it spread.

Source: Department for International Development, 16 August 2018