The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million
to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in
eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Ebola operation in
eastern DR Congo’s conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces is on
financial life-support. The World Health Organization reports its
coffers will be empty at the end of this month. It is urging donors to
step up immediately and contribute the money needed to tackle this
WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic says failure to
support this operation would be tragic as good progress is being made in
containing the Ebola virus. Over the past two months, he says between
three and 15 cases of Ebola have been reported each week. This is
compared to 120 reported cases of Ebol...