DR Congo Ebola outbreak officially over, as WHO says fear of virus spreading spurred on operation

24 July 2018

As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially declared the end of its most recent deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus on Tuesday, one of the senior officials leading the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response, has been recounting how even just reaching the first victims, was a major logistical challenge.

Dr Renée van de Weerdt is Deputy Head of Operations at WHO, who coordinated efforts against the Ebola outbreak in the DRC, after it was declared in early May. 

She spoke to Daniel Johnson earlier this week in Geneva.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
9'50"

 

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