Public Health Emergency
Right now, the Ebola epidemic that has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is dangerously close to spreading out of control.
Over 1,400 people been killed in DRC. 350 of these were children, and hundreds more children are infected.
The deadly disease is rapidly spreading, with recent cases in Uganda too. And now it has reached Goma, a bustling transport hub on the Rwandan border – causing concerns that it could spread even further and more rapidly.
The World Health Organisation have declared Ebola a public health emergency of international concern. And it’s children that are hardest hit.
We must act now before any more children’s lives are lost.