With your generous support, our team coordinates with local communities and organizations in the outbreak’s epicenter to stop the spread of Ebola in the North Kivu province, where nearly 1.3 million people live.
Unfortunately, the fight against Ebola took resources away from other, critical heath needs such as vaccination, malaria control, reproductive health care and more, and some of these may take significant time to rebuild. However, Clemmer says the investments made to fight Ebola have improved eastern Congo’s health systems and their ability to respond to future Ebola outbreaks.
“Those left behind will have the resources, the training and the material to respond quickly and effectively with their own means,” Clemmer said. “In the end, perseverance, sincere collaboration and sheer commitment resulted in a coordinated response to bring this outbreak of Ebola to a close.”