Office of Press Relations
For Immediate Release
June 15, 2019
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington:
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the cities of Goma, Butembo, and Katwa in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 15. The Administrator met with healthcare workers at an Ebola Treatment Unit in Katwa, community and local leaders at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Butembo, and representatives from the NGO community.
In response to Ebola in the DRC, USAID funds activities to bring the outbreak under control. To date, our partners have helped train 1,680 community health care workers to conduct surveillance, strengthened infection prevention and control measures in more than 280 health facilities, supported case management at Ebola Treatment Units, provided enough food monthly to meet the needs of approximately 45,500 beneficiaries, reached 1.5 million people with lifesaving health messages, and more. We will continue to work closely with our partners to see what else can be done to support the health workers and communities affected by this outbreak.