UK-Med has deployed an infectious diseases specialist to Rwanda in response to concerns that the current reported outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may spread across national borders. Working with the WHO, they will review and support the strengthening of response systems in country.

This initial deployment will help to inform discussions about whether further activities will be required in the region as the situation develops. Further updates will be circulated when possible.

For the latest information on the outbreak in DRC including the latest situation reports, please see the WHO website