When the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was announced August 1, 2018, our Emergency Response Team already was in the DRC wrapping up the successful response to the Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka, in the western region of the country.
The team immediately traveled more than 750 miles to North Kivu, on the eastern edge of the country, where suspected cases of Ebola had been reported. We now are operating an Ebola Treatment Center in Mangina, which has treated more than 300 confirmed patients. Since our response began, we have trained more than 1,350 local healthcare workers in infection prevention and control, and facilities supported by International Medical Corps have conducted more than 1 million screenings for Ebola symptoms. You too can help us beat this Ebola outbreak before it spreads to other nations.