TWR hastened to join the battle against the deadly Ebola outbreak by using the ministry’s communication network to spread health information across West Africa.
The 10th outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been ongoing since August 2018. This is the largest-ever outbreak reported in the country and the world's second largest in history! According to the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo, it has been declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.”
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is grappling with an epidemic causing more than 2200 deaths and over 3300 confirmed infections since the outbreak was declared in 2018. The virus is attacking two provinces of the DRC with neighbouring countries taking steps to mitigate the risk of spread. The World Health Organization has more than 800 staff on the ground supporting the Government-led response together with national and international partners.