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Community representatives come to visit a family in the outskirts of Beni to raise awareness about Ebola. Vincent Tremeau/World Bank

Ebola response in Congo leaves locals at greatest risk

Local people are vital in fighting the latest Ebola outbreak, but are they receiving the support and protection they need?

by Vittoria Elliott

Stopping Ebola’s spread

The complex set of challenges that allowed for the disease to spread quickly since August has led to several strategy shifts in the response.

More risk, fewer protections

Most international and national non-governmental organisations say the best protection for local responders is building trust within communities.

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