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Ebola Doctor’s War Zone Dispatch: Looting, Kidnappings and Mistrust

Rigo Fraterne Muhayangabo is a Congolese doctor who has spent years working with the International Medical Corps on Ebola crisis responses. Muhayangabo spoke with The Daily Beast to explain what it’s like to fight a lethal outbreak—especially when the local community pushes back—and how working in the throes of an active war zone has made that …

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NPR

Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here’s A Major Clue

Dr. Cimanuka Germain of International Medical Corps, which is helping with the effort, says private clinics sometimes resist the help. For instance, when he told the staff of one clinic that they should report suspected Ebola cases to a hotline instead of treating them, their response was: “This is not possible for us.”

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Training: The Indispensable Ingredient Needed to Contain a Deadly Ebola Outbreak in a War Zone

From the time International Medical Corps launched its first assistance program 35 years ago in Afghanistan, training has been the indispensable ingredient of our humanitarian mission. Our early successes in helping those in great need, no matter where they are or what the conditions, reaffirmed the conviction that, to achieve maximum impact, training must begin …

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HuffPost

Election Chaos Is Making History’s Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak Worse

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo, site of an expanding Ebola outbreak, are set to hear the results of their long-delayed presidential election on Sunday. Violence and instability in the lead-up to the Dec. 30 voting has already interrupted efforts to rein in what is the second-largest Ebola outbreak ever.

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Continuing the Fight Against Ebola

International Medical Corps is helping to respond to new cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Find out how you can help. In late July, an outbreak of Ebola in a northwest province of the DRC was officially declared over. Yet on August 1, new cases of the deadly virus were …

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MONUSCO

New Measures and Strong Partnership Having Positive Impact on Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

New measures to overcome challenges in the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are having a positive impact, although the outbreak remains dangerous and unpredictable, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping and the World Health Organization (WHO) said after a joint mission to assess the outbreak.

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An update from Ituri, DRC

The Congolese are no strangers to conflict. In many ways still recovering from a brutal war that killed some five million people between 1994 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains plagued by ongoing violence. In the northeast corner of the country, International Medical Corps recently mobilized an emergency response to provide …

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Ebola Outbreak in DRC: Notes from the field

Mike McCusker of International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team (ERT) has just returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where an Ebola outbreak has the global humanitarian community on high alert. To date, there have been 66 reported cases of the Ebola virus in DRC and 28 deaths. International Medical Corps has mobilized …

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