Global & Disaster Medicine

The health minister in the Democratic Republic of Congo has resigned in protest at the handling of the Ebola outbreak


“……In his letter to Félix Tshisekedi, he criticised the decision to remove him as head of the Ebola response team, and replace him by a committee “under your direct supervision”.

He said members of that committee had interfered with his work in recent months.

He also condemned “strong pressure exercised in recent months” to use a new Ebola vaccine advocated by some aid agencies and donors……”

  • More than 2,500 people have been infected
  • 2/3 of them have died.
  • It took 224 days for the number of cases to reach 1,000
  • It took just 71 days to reach 2,000.
  • About 12 new cases are being reported every day.

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