The Kivu Ebola Outbreak
A Conversation with the Diaspora
In 2018, the Kivu region of eastern DR Congo became the site of an ongoing ebola outbreak. It is the second deadliest ebola outbreak in human history, after the 2013-2016 epidemic in West Africa – and on August 1st, 2019, it was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO. While many people in the west have remained detached from the crisis, it has been a central concern among the Congolese Diaspora in the US and Europe. This panel will provide a detailed survey of the ongoing response to the epidemic, and also explore the ways in which the Congolese Diaspora has contributed to efforts on the ground.
Moderated by Gordon Tapper (President of the United African Congress, and Founder/Chairman of Give Them a Hand Foundation, and former UN Chief of Section) with Bibi Ndala, MPH (Communication Officer for the Ebola Coalition) and special guests to be announced
Congo in Harlem is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.