I went to DR Congo to see what it means to battle one of the most deadly viruses in cities tortured by war. Would love if you read my piece on how the region & #Ebola responders w/the are faring, out today in (Thread)
I'm honored to win 1st prize for trade pub stories, along with my editor . This wouldn't have been possible with an invite from himself, who said the world must not turn their backs to #Ebola in #DRCongo.
Tired of Covid news? Last year I wrote a feature about how frontline responders fought #Ebola in Congo. So much of this story is relevant now. A THREAD.
WHO Director celebrates the end of #Ebola. But he worries about #COVID19. Only half of health facilities have water," he says. "The best defense against any outbreak is investing in a stronger health system." He said something similar last year
Excellent reportage by , looking at the challenges of the Ebola outbreak in DRC and the work of my colleague and .
The is currently handling >30 health emergencies around the world besides #COVID19, like measles & Ebola in DRC. This includes work on the frontlines, as I've written about BUT that's just one pillar of their work.
Here is what fears: Attacks have preceded surges in #Ebola. When responders aren't in the community, the virus spreads undetected. Graph from my feature in Sept.
"This outbreak will eventually end, but it could cost tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars."
“The outbreak of Ebola is a symptom,” Tedros explains. “The root cause is political instability.” Killer work in the field from
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and the deadly #Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. #DRC #globalhealth #conflict #outbreaks
If you want to read about the ebola story in great depth and with important on the ground reporting, is your journo. Please take a moment to read her latest
"Wars over the past 25 years have destroyed any semblance of a reliable, regulated health system. 'The outbreak of Ebola is a symptom,' Tedros explains. 'The root cause is political instability.'” reports on forces facilitating a killer virus.
Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars: How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. --Prize-winning coverage by
. highlights at #RC69 the impact of violence on the public health response to #Ebola in #DRC. showed in this excellent piece for how violence attacks result in a surge of cases. Political instability is a root cause:
WHO head is facing an incredibly difficult job stopping Ebola in the DRC. met him on the front lines. (With nice video all the way at the bottom.)
Insightful & sobering article from about the huge challenges & others are facing to combat the #DRC #Ebola epidemic. Worth a read....
For anyone who doesn’t understand why political scientists are useful in health emergencies ... Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars
Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the Ebola wars Interesting longread.
Behind the front lines of the #Ebola war; how is battling bullets, politics & deadly virus in #DRC & the importance of building trust. #globalhealth via
"He sassily said he was Lionel Messi... So she told him to call her Cristiano Ronaldo, and then challenged him to arm-wrestle her for the World Cup." - the front lines of the battle against Ebola are by turns heart warming and tragic
🇨🇩Containing the deadly #Ebola outbreak in the midst of active conflict in the #DRC continues to present many challenges. We continue doing all we can to stop the spread of the disease.
Behind the front lines of the #Ebola wars: How the is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by via
. : Exclusive: Behind the front lines of the #Ebola wars #DRCongo Great reporting
“We will fix #Ebola — and it will come back tomorrow.”
Great journalism on DRC #Ebola by Honest, compassionate, hard-nosed, up-close. Shows the remarkable courage of those on frontlines