AU’s Africa-CDC has deployed staff and recruited volunteers to fight Ebola

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The African Union, including the AU Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC), has undertaken several measures to combat Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) since the declaration of the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2019 as a public health emergency.

In this regard, the AU has recruited 30 volunteers to join the response force in the DRC which already has 36 volunteers on the ground.

In this regard, Dr. Justus Nsio, representative of the National Coordinator for Ebola, said that this recruitment will allow a larger coverage of the areas targeted by this virus and therefore help put an end to this epidemic.

Similarly, the AU’s Africa-CDC has deployed one of its staff and moved volunteers to Goma, a city that has seen confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus. Two other staff members were deployed to South Sudan and Uganda as part of the strengthening of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) operations, as these staff members provide country-level coordination and support the training of staff involved in PHEOC operations and contribute to emergency preparation.

Jihan Rmili

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