Inside the Ebola treatment centres of Congo, where survivors bring hope to those on the edge of death

Joniste Kahambu, whose three-year-old son died of Ebola, works as a 'lullaby singer' at the Butembo Ebola creche

Joniste Kahambu, whose three-year-old son died of Ebola, works as a ‘lullaby singer’ at the Butembo Ebola creche CREDIT: SIMON TOWNSLEY


For a patient diagnosed with perhaps the world’s most chilling disease, Congo’s Ebola treatment centres are a terrifying place to be.

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Five-year-old boy dies in Uganda as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads

A five year-old-boy who became the first confirmed Ebola case outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the current outbreak died in Uganda on Tuesday night.

The child’s three-year-old brother and 50-year-old grandmother are also being treated, according to the Ugandan authorities. They have been isolated at a hospital near the Congo border.

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