His team are using Irish Aid funding to train over 350 health workers in how to control the outbreak as it nears Goma, the capital city of North Kivu with a population of over one million.
They are also equipping local health centres with infection prevention and control kits that contain items like masks, gloves, disinfection equipment and non-touch thermometers.
They are distributing the kits in coordination with the DRC Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is leading the overall response to the outbreak.
In recent weeks, Concern also repaired 15 water points in Beni city, close to the outbreak’s epicentre, to ensure people have access to safe drinking water, which is essential for disease control.
Concern Worldwide has reached almost 62,000 people since the start of the outbreak last August as part of an Irish Aid funded measure aimed at informing communities about what to do if Ebola reaches them and how to prevent infection.
The WHO has stepped-up its warning of the potential risk of Ebola cases spreading to other parts of the DRC and into neighbouring countries due to people travelling between the affected areas, and insecurity in the region.
The DRC, which is 27 times the size of Ireland with a population of over 85.2 million, is concurrently experiencing other epidemics that include cholera and malaria.
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