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DR Congo: Delivering aid against Ebola

Two years after the Ebola epidemic claimed more than 10,000 lives in West Africa, renewed outbreaks of the disease have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have already died after contracting the deadly virus in the country’s north-eastern province of Bas-Uélé. Only a handful of aid organizations are active in Bas- Uélé, which makes rapid international aid very difficult. Just like the World Health Organization, Malteser International now supports local health facilities in the province to prevent further spread of the virus and loss of lives. To this end, comprehensive protective equipment (protective suits, rubber boots, respiratory masks and body bags) will be distributed to health facilities by Malteser International staff.

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