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July 24, 2019

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Declaration of PHEIC in DRC Should Spur Support, Not Fear

The World Health Organization’s recent declaration that the year-long Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern aims to raise much-needed awareness and resources for preparedness and control efforts across the region. The decision was made following new incidents highlighting risks of repeated cross-border spread.

IDSA and HIVMA recognize that the resources needed to contain this crisis will be substantial. We also recognize that investments made now will not only save lives but avert needs for much greater expenditures later. In addition, it is critical that efforts are also aimed at strengthening community capacities to prevent a crisis of this enormity from occurring again. Read our news release and visit our Ebola Resources page.

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