Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) health services will join hands in the anti-Ebola campaign, rolling out vaccination in the areas with a high risk of an outbreak.
This comes after WHO prequalified Ervebo, a promising Ebola vaccine that shown good results in immunisation against the dangerous virus and met the standards for quality, safety, and efficacy.
Due to the recent move, the vaccine can now be used in the countries where the decease possesses the most threat to the citizens.
“This vaccine is a new tool that complements the prevention measures against Ebola virus. it complements and does not replace all universal precautions for prevention, surveillance, diagnosis and early treatment,” the senior Rwandan government official said.
DRC authorities have also welcomed the initiative claiming it had the potential to reduce new infections.