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Revisiting the PHEIC Decision in the DRC

Revisiting the PHEIC Decision in the DRC

The WHO Emergency Committee convened in October 2018 to determined that the Ebola outbreak in the DRC did not constitute a PHEIC. Since then, the outbreak has tripled in size (now the 2nd largest ever) and expanded in geographic area, and some are calling for the WHO to revisit the PHEIC issue before the situation worsens any further.

Ebola in Conflict-Affected Areas

Ebola in Conflict-Affected Areas

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues, security issues are impacting response efforts. This post explores prior Ebola outbreaks that occurred in similar situations.