Travelling with Patient Zero: Ebola in Congo


This project examines the success of Ebola response actors and communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and finds out how they stopped the spread of the highly infectious disease.

  • €15,360 Budget in Euros
  • 2018 Final release date
  • 4 Round winner
  • 2 Locations
  • 3 Durations in months

The recent Ebola outbreak in the Équateur province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo set off an international alarm because the deadly epidemic quickly reached a city of a million inhabitants. Despite enormous logistical challenges and a complicated socio-cultural context, the infectious disease was swiftly stopped and a greater catastrophe prevented. The journalists will track down and report what made the public health response so successful, and why it is so difficult in North Kivu.

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