DR Congo Health Minister Resigns AS Responsibility To Manage Ebola Outbreak Taken Away From Him

Date: 23-07-2019 7:12 am (1 year ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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DR Congo's Health Minister, Oly Ilunga Kalenga has resigned after the responsibility for managing the country's Ebola outbreak was taken away from him by President Felix Tshisekedi.

Kalenga's resignation letter was shared on Twitter in protest to the decision to remove the Ebola response directly from his supervision and reassigning it to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to him.  According to him, this might "risk creating harmful confusion and cacophony".

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"As a result of your decision to place the response to the Ebola outbreak under your direct supervision ... I hereby submit my resignation as health minister," Ilunga said.
"As in any war, because that is what this is, there cannot be several centres of decision-making for risk of creating confusion," he added.

He criticised the outside pressure to deploy a second Ebola vaccine manufactured by US-based firm Johnson & Johnson.
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"It would be fanciful to think that the new vaccine proposed by actors, who have shown an obvious lack of ethics by voluntarily hiding important information from medical authorities, could have a significant impact on the control of the current outbreak," he said.

Kalenga also issued guidance against the use of new vaccines against Ebola, stating that the Merck vaccine currently in use is the only one that has proven to be effective. This is coming after the World Health Organization declared 'Ebola' as a global health emergency.


Posted: at 23-07-2019 07:12 AM (1 year ago) | Hero
- Baye77 at 23-07-2019 08:28 AM (1 year ago)
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He has his point ..could have still rendered his services tho..
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- KOSHIMANA at 23-07-2019 01:06 PM (1 year ago)
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Hmmm na person b dat,if na my country he go carry am go religion & tribalism angle
Posted: at 23-07-2019 01:06 PM (1 year ago) | Upcoming
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