DRC’s Health Minister Resigns Over Government Mishandling Of Ongoing Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister Oly Ilunga resigned in protest on Monday after the president said last week it was stripping his team of control over coordinating the response to what has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, according to Reuters. Even though Ilunga has overseen the response to the 11-month outbreak across the country, President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said on Saturday it was reassigning responsibility for the response to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to the president. Ilunga’s resignation letter spoke against the “interference in the management of the response” while criticizing the external pressure to use a…