The many challenges to fighting yellow fever in Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 2016

The Democratic Republic of the Congo faces many challenges in responding to the yellow fever outbreak. Access to areas along the Angolan border is extremely difficult and there is a lack of essential resources, such as fuel to run electricity generators.

WHO is working with the government and partners to organize a mass vaccination campaign of approximately 3 million people along the border with Angola. This photo story highlights some of the challenges in providing health services to this remote area.


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