Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Director, has urged its partners involved in the response of Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo to continue funding their works or risk backsliding.
He said they are in urgent need for US $148 million yet only US $10 million has been pledged.
Ghebreyesus said: “Hundreds of deaths have been averted, maybe even thousands. But the outbreak is not over and we urgently need additional funding to see it through
“The security context is another major concern. I am deeply saddened by reports that a health facility run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Katwa was attacked on Sunday night.
“We now need them to join us in the final push. No country or partner can face this deadly virus alone. The impact on public health and the economic ramifications can expand far beyond one country or continent. We promise we won’t relent until we’ve stopped this outbreak. But beating Ebola, wherever it may be, is expensive. It requires all of us to work together.”