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Live from @UNGeneva - WHO/@UNOCHA High Level event on #Ebola in #DRC with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/b_xZKzI2MTAy…
"Yesterday, WHO was notified of two very sad developments in the #Ebola outbreak in #DRC. The first was a case of Ebola in the city of Goma, in a pastor who had traveled from Butembo. The second was that two responders were murdered in their home in Beni"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Although a case of #Ebola in Goma, 🇨🇩 is a very concerning development, it’s one we have expected and prepared for. Around 3000 people have been vaccinated and the pastor is receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre run by the @MinSanteRDC and @MSF"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Both of these events encapsulate the challenges we continue to face on a daily basis in #DRC. Just when we start to get control of #Ebola in one area, it appears in another. And violence and insecurity continue to undermine the response"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Every attack in #DRC sets us back and gives #Ebola an opportunity to spread. On top of that, community mistrust, political instability & the spread of misinformation have been significant barriers"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"All of these challenges make this #Ebola outbreak in #DRC one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies any of us have ever faced. And yet despite the challenges, and despite the scale of the outbreak, we have so far succeeded in containing Ebola to DRC"-@DrTedros
"The tireless efforts of hundreds of responders have been nothing short of heroic. Over 161k people have been vaccinated, 140k contacts have been traced & 71m travelers have been screened. These efforts have saved lives & prevented a much larger emergency"-@DrTedros
"One of the key lessons of this #Ebola outbreak in #DRC is that we must fix the roof before the rain comes. As the experience in #Uganda demonstrates, countries that invest in preparedness will save lives – and save money"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"The risk of #Ebola spread in #DRC and the region remains high. But this is more than just a health emergency, and ending it takes more than just a health response. It will take the combined efforts of the @UN system and the international community"-@DrTedros at @UNGeneva
"Together, we will end #Ebola outbreak in 🇨🇩. But unless we address its root causes: weak health system, insecurity & political instability, there will be another one. We need to bridge the humanitarian-development nexus. This is the moment to practice what we preach"-@DrTedros
"The identification of a case of #Ebola in Goma, #DRC could potentially be a game-changer in the epidemic. I have therefore decided to reconvene the Emergency Committee as soon as possible to assess the threat of this development and advise me accordingly"- @DrTedros
The full statement by @DrTedros at the WHO-@UNOCHA High Level event on #Ebola in #DRC 👉 bit.ly/2NVD87f
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