DRC / LACROIX EBOLA

06-Nov-2018 00:01:49
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, undertook a joint visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take stock of the situation and of joint efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu. MONUSCO
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STORY: DRC / LACROIX EBOLA
TRT: 01:49
SOURCE: MONUSCO
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 6 NOVEMBER 2018, KINSHASA / DR-CONGO
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1. Wide shot, Primature Building
2. Med shot, SRSG Leila Zerrougui and USG Jean-Pierre Lacroix arrive at the Primature
3. Med shot, DRC officials welcoming Zerrougui and Lacroix
4. Med shot, Ministry of Health officials
5. Med shot, Zerrougui and Lacroix
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“We discussed the challenge that the Ebola virus represents for Eastern Congo, in particular for North Kivu. The way we work together is already one of extremely close cooperation. We also discussed ways of ensuring how this cooperation can be still much more effective, because the efforts that have been made up until now, I speak about the control of the Director-General of WHO, that has made it possible to limit the progress of the virus.”
7. Med shot, DRC officials and UN delegation
8. SOUNDBITE (French) Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations:
“The discussions with the Prime Minister and members of the government have really revealed a spirit of great confidence, the very close partnership between the United Nations, the Ministry of Health and the MONUSCO, which is working enormously to support the efforts and the Congolese authorities in a spirit of partnership and trust.'
9. Med shot, Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala shaking hands
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The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, undertook a joint visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take stock of the situation and of joint efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu.

Tedros and Lacroix met today (6 Nov) in Kinshasa with the Prime Minister of the DRC, Bruno Tshibala, and discussed the security situation in North Kivu and ways to improve engagement with communities to help the Ebola response.

Lacroix said, “we discussed the challenge that the Ebola virus represents for Eastern Congo, in particular for North Kivu. The way we work together is already one of extremely close cooperation. We also discussed ways of ensuring how this cooperation can be still much more effective, because the efforts that have been made up until now, I speak about the control of the Director-General of WHO, that has made it possible to limit the progress of the virus.”

He said, “the discussions with the Prime Minister and members of the government have really revealed a spirit of great confidence, the very close partnership between the United Nations, the Ministry of Health and the MONUSCO, which is working enormously to support the efforts and the Congolese authorities in a spirit of partnership and trust.”

After meeting with government officials, first responders, UN leadership, personnel and humanitarian partners, along with government representatives in Kinshasa, he delegation will also visit North Kivu, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.
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