Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures

Butahira, Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Women meet after attending the Temple Baptist Church.

An Ebola outbreak was declared on 7 February 2021 in Butembo less than a year after a previous Ebola outbreak was declared over in June 2020. It had claimed the lives of 2,287 people since August 2018.

The second outbreak appeared to be under control, partly as a result of the swift deployment of the Ebola vaccine, although there is still resistance to being inoculated in some areas.

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Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures
Butahira, Butembo, North Kivu
Democratic Republic of Congo
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
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