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DR Congo: New Ebola Outbreak in Equateur Province Prompts Catholic Aid

Caritas Spain had been soliciting private donations for the last two years to fight the previous Ebola epidemic.

The Spanish charity plans to allocate more than 23,000 euros to support the efforts of Caritas DRC, mainly in Equateur, with an awareness and prevention program to benefit an estimated 5,000 people.

Training will focus on about 1,000 community leaders, including heads of religious denominations, pastoral workers, heads of business and transportation associations, and youth leaders.

Caritas said its target information campaigns will also include a special focus for women, who are often more exposed to infection, as they generally buy and prepare food, care for the sick, and make preparations for funerals.

Source: ACIAfrica

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