MANILA — The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still a public health emergency — despite a decline in reported cases, the World Health Organization has announced.

The Ebola emergency committee recommended to uphold the Public Health Emergency of International Concern status for Ebola, which will extend for another three months, after a meeting on Friday in Geneva. The PHEIC declaration, first made in July, has become a source of ongoing debate in the global health community. Some experts expected it would inspire much-needed funding for the response, but three months later, the disbursement of promised dollars remains slow.


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