August 20, 2019
Following the decision by the Government of Japan, the Assessment Team, which was already deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will work as the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Infectious Diseases Response Team from August 19, in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo concerning the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the eastern part of the country.
JICA will dispatch the second batch of JDR Infectious Diseases Response Team. The Team will depart for the Democratic Republic of the Congo on August 23.
The Team will work for strengthening quarantine and other relevant activities in the country to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus, in collaboration with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and international organizations.