DR Congo Health Minister warns next Ebola epidemic is inevitable…


From Actualite. cd French translation:

The Ebola virus has a natural reservoir located in the equatorial forest, so the country must anticipate facing a tenth epidemic and prepare for it, Oly Ilunga, Minister of Health, said during a press conference organized in Kinshasa to mark the first part of the response of an outbreak Ebola virus disease in Equateur province.

“Apart from the management of the current epidemic, the Government’s priority is to improve the country’s epidemiological surveillance system and the resilience of its health system (…) As a result, all activities supported by the Government in the context of this epidemic are in line with this thinking. This includes the establishment of an emergency operations center in Mbandaka and the expansion and strengthening of the Kinshasa emergency operations center,” he said. 
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He argued that each outbreak offers an opportunity to improve the country’s epidemiological surveillance system and the resilience of its health system. “All the funds not used in this epidemic will be dedicated to the rehabilitation of the health facilities of the Province,” he added.

https://actualite.cd/2018/06/11/rdc-ebola-le-dg-de-loms-se-dit-prudemment-optimiste-interview/

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