Local communities in DR Congo vital to UN’s response to Ebola outbreak

A survivor of Ebola works in a childcare centre in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
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A survivor of Ebola works in a childcare centre in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
A young boy, whose mother is suspected of contracting Ebola, is looked after in a childcare centre in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
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Ruth Kavira Sikwaya, a survivor of the deadly Ebola disease, now works in a childcare centre in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
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Kavira Kaviavu Matumaini, a 24-year-old Ebola survivor from Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. August 2019)
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Staff at the Katwa Ebola treatment Unit in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo disinfect boots and wash clothes. (August 2019)
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A patient at a health centre in Butembo in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has her temperature measured as part of efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. (August 2019)
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Ebola survivors and other parishioners gather at a church in Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
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Communication and community engagement are essential to stop and prevent the spread of Ebola in the eastern DRC. Here,  Lwanzo Kahindo, a member of a local women's group in Butembo sensitizes people to the danger of Ebola. (August 2019)
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UN peacekeepers support a UNICEF Ebola sensitization programme at a prison in Butembo, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
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As part of the Ebola Emergency Response, WFP helps contain Ebola by providing food to survivors and people potentially carrying the virus.
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Local people like Huguette Vithya who are involved in community action, an Ebola survivor herself, will be playing a crucial role in halting the outbreak of the deadly disease.
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