USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meetings with President Tshisekedi of the DRC

United States Agency for International Development – USAID August 19, 2019 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Tom Babington: On August 19, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with His Excellency, Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Kinshasa. Administrator Green first underscored the need to tackle the problem of human trafficking ...
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The United States Announces More Than $38 Million in Additional Assistance to Contain Ebola Outbreak

United States Agency for International Development – USAID July 24, 2019 The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing more than $38 million in additional assistance to help end the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), including $15 million in new funding to the World Health Organization. This brings the total USAID funding for ...
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Dikembe Mutombo films an Ebola Public Service Announcement with the CDC

Dikembe Mutombo, who is Congolese-American and an internationally famous retired sports star and philanthropist, filmed a public service announcement for Ebola to help communicate with the Congolese people. Spreading crucial and potentially life-saving messages about Ebola to affected communities in DRC is only one of many ways the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to the current Ebola ...
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CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

Date: June 12, 2019 Subject: CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing activation of its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, June 13, 2019, to support the inter-agency response to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The ...
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Statement by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy

Date: March 15, 2019 Subject: United States to Work with Tshisekedi Administration to Build a More Prosperous Congo On December 30, the Congolese people voted for change. This historic, peaceful change in leadership provides an opportunity for the United States to work with the new Tshisekedi Administration in order to usher in broad social and ...
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Ambassador Hammer visits eastern DRC

Date: March 14, 2019 Subject: Ambassador Hammer visits eastern DRC, deepens understanding of Congolese challenges and potential The United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo Mike Hammer traveled to Butembo, Bukavu, Bisie and Goma March 8 to 13 as past of his mission to find ways to best strengthen relations with all regions of the DRC, including specifically ...
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U.S. Government contributes $400,000 to contain recent DRC Ebola outbreak

Following this cluster of illness and deaths in and around Bas-Uele, on May 5, 2017, the provincial health team began a hemorrhagic fever outbreak investigation which was confirmed after tests at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa.  After tests confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus, on May 11, 2017, the Ministry ...
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