Clinical trials in remote rainforests: how vital Ebola research in DRC enhances local expertise and infrastructure
In the heart of the equatorial rainforest lies the remote city of Boende, Democratic Republic of Congo. Nestled in 178 million hectares of rich biodiversity, it is home to thousands of people. This area was hit hard by a deadly Ebola outbreak in 2014 that killed 49 people. Conversations about Ebola are still painful for many in the community, where the threat of future outbreaks persists.