June 25, 2018

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo (PremiumTimes)

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo (PremiumTimes)

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response teams.

The director general announced this on his Twitter handle @DrTedros on Sunday.

He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak, adding that the organisation was working with its partners to send more staff, equipment and supplies to the area.

Mr Ghebreyesus said that the organisation and its partners were also working with national health authorities to contain the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo.

He reassured that the organisation and its partners were committed to the continuous action to beat Ebola.

According to him, as of May 11, “our case count is two confirmed cases, 12 suspected cases and 18 probable cases. Read more

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