DR Congo

We're in constant fear of armed attack as we treat Ebola patients in Congo

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Dr Eric Mukama

As a doctor in DRC, I know the harsh reality of attempting to fight an epidemic on the frontline of a conflict zone

I have been responding to different disease outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for 18 years, yet I have never seen anything as challenging as containing Ebola in an armed-conflict zone.

DRC is facing its 10th Ebola outbreak, but this epidemic, which broke out in August, is the country’s first in an area where fighting is ongoing. Since 2014, about 2,000 people have been killed in clashes between armed groups.

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