The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola outbreak grew by three more confirmed cases today, and in a key development to support the response over the next 6 months, the World Bank said yesterday it has approved up to $80 million in grants and credits.

The World Bank support follows an urgent request request from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, earlier this week for $148 million to support the Ebola response in the DRC. Earlier this week, the WHO said Tedros would visit the DRC, including the main epicenters of Katwa and Butembo. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said the visit is still scheduled.

 

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