- Jan 27, 2021
COVID-19 is straining the humanitarian resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is already suffering from outbreaks of cholera, measles and Ebola, as well as ongoing civil conflicts.
As Congo battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Ebola outbreak has resurfaced in the northwest, just as authorities were prepared to declare the end of Ebola in three eastern provinces.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Congo, the country’s Catholic bishops are insisting on measures to also fight Ebola, the deadly epidemic that has made a surprise return.
The Ebola strain that broke out in August 2018 could offer lessons on how to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, which, to date, has killed 13 people in the DRC and recorded 134 cases.
The coronavirus has the world’s attention.
A leading U.S. Catholic aid agency will be working to “correct vaccine myths” as the World Health Organization prepares to begin using a second experimental Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.