Authors: Jennifer J. Hemingway-Foday, Bonaventure Fuamba Ngoyi, Christian Tunda, Kristen B. Stolka, Kathryn E. L. Grimes, Léopold Lubula, Mathias Mossoko, Benoit Ilunga Kebela, Linda M. Brown, and Pia D. M. MacDonald
The Democratic Republic of Congo created an Ebola virus disease (EVD) surveillance team in response to new EVD cases in 2017. Early mobilization of a cohort including CHWs led to the successful detection and containment of cases. The authors note several key lessons and recommendations to improve disease outbreak control in rural areas.
Link: Lessons Learned from Reinforcing Epidemiologic Surveillance During the 2017 Ebola Outbreak in the Likati District, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo