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Women are key in Ebola response 

Editing Office - Geneva 

The current Ebola outbreak in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the tenth in the country since the disease was identified there in 1976, and the largest they have experienced.

Response efforts have been complicated by insecurity and armed conflict. Another challenge is how this outbreak has disproportionately affected women in some of the cities and towns, though not all. 

To face this challenge, local women have taken a leadership role in explaining the disease and learning how to stop its spread.  

Gender imbalance 

As of end-January 2019, there have been over 700 cases of Ebola in DRC, of which about two-thirds are women. Historically, Ebola tends to affect women and men at about the same rate. 

In this photo, a WHO epidemiologist is using a flash thermometer to take the temperature of people in a community where there have been cases of the disease.  

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