28 March 2019 - SciDev.Net - the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development - has quizzed the Congolese health minister on the country's Ebola crisis which is seeing its efforts to quell the number of cases hampered by violent conflict.
Amzath Fassassi's published interview with Oly Ilunga Kalenga, who said restoring public trust was key to fighting Ebola, comes in the same week that CABI launched its revamped Global Health – the go-to bibliographic database for the study and practice of national, regional and international public health.
In the revealing interview, Oly Ilunga Kalenga announced new research initiatives to tackle the disease which since the start of the outbreak in August 2018 has already caused 564 confirmed deaths.
He said the plan is to gradually transform an Ebola Centre of Excellence into a Centre for Disease Control which will enhance the Ministry of Health's capacity to monitor outbreaks, identify public health threats, and formulate a response.
Read the full interview: 'Q&A: DRC Ebola cases surpass 1,000' on SciDev.Net
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