Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola

Department for International Development written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to tackle the further outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo which took place in December 2018.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

UK aid has been playing a crucial role since the outbreak was first announced on 1 August. We quickly provided funding and expertise to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for response activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and for regional preparedness.

Our efforts are building on previous UK investments in preparedness and health systems; the experimental vaccine used in DRC was developed with UK support after the West Africa outbreak in 2014-15.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.