Canada to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to help stop spread of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo
“Preventing further transmission of the Ebola virus is essential to controlling the current outbreak. This emergency funding will go directly to trusted humanitarian partners and enable health care workers and response teams to continue to quickly manage this outbreak.”
- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
On May 8, 2018, the D.R.C. government declared a new outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the province of Équateur.
On May 16, 2018, 5,400 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine that was partially developed by Canada arrived in Kinshasa, D.R.C.; an additional 4,000 doses will be delivered soon.
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