Wednesday, October 23, 2019

10 African countries teamed up against the Ebola virus

Health ministers in ten countries surrounding the Democratic Republic of Congo held talks on Monday on how to fight the deadly Ebola virus. DRC health minister Eteni Longondo told AFP that they want to develop a framework cross boarder collaboration, cross boarder surveillance and boost data sharing among Central African Countries. The meeting was attended by representatives from Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Central African Republic and Zambia.

‘The strategy aims ensuring timely sharing of critical information for rapid response and control of the epidemic ‘said minister Eteni Lingolo. Since August 2018 the Ebola epidemic has claimed 2171 people according to the official figures and between 2014 and 2016 it claimed more than 11 300 lives in three Western African countries.
World Health Organisation declared the deadly epidemic remains a global ‘public emergency’.

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