Video message from Dr Tedros on the ending of the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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July 24th 2018 marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the country and all those involved in ending the outbreak, while urging them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC.

“The outbreak was contained due to the tireless efforts of local teams, the support of partners, the generosity of donors, and the effective leadership of the Ministry of Health. That kind of leadership, allied with strong collaboration between partners, saves lives,” said Dr Tedros.

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Health Nest TV says:

Great leadership, time to emulate this strategy to defeating all possible major outbreaks

Jodiann Walker says:

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the States is authorized by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act to set up beachwater monitoring and public notification programs. This body tests the water for the presence of fecal matter in the water. This act was passed in 2000. If they passed this act, this meant that something happened to cause them to see the need to pass it. The situation has now reached to the point that many beaches are shut down because of the presence of fecal or flesh-eating bacteria in several states. It seems as if this situation has been going on for a long time, and it's now they're broadcasting some news about it. The international community didn't know anything about it. They just aired it on the local news. That's not just a matter of concern for people living in the States. A tsunami can happen anytime and wash all of that elsewhere. And this is the storm season, and a storm surge can bring that down to the Caribbean where I am. I feel as if I'm being biologically and chemically terrorized if this matter is not dealt with in the States with the utmost urgency. This is bioterrorism at its worst. Why did they stay so long without correcting situation and telling anybody about it?

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