WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in DRC

Health workers embrace whilst putting on their personal protective equipment (PPE) before heading into the red zone at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported ebola treatment centre (ETC) on November 7, 2018 in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. - The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to more than 200, the health ministry said on November 10, 2018. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)

The head of the World Health Organisation says it doesn’t need experts from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention or any other US government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, insisting: “We can cover it.”

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN health agency mostly just needs United States funding and other support it has provided.

He said they are aware that most developed countries have security measures that prevent their experts into conflict zones, in the eastern region in DRC the worst hit from the Ebola outbreak. Rebels have impacted the efforts in fighting the spread of the virus.

Tedros told reporters on Monday in Geneva: “We can mobilise from other parts, from those institutions who don’t have very strict security provisions like that. We can cover it.”

Photo credit- CGTN Africa

 

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