ng with a long-term conflict and dozens of armed groups causing intermittent violence, according to the World Healt

h Organization. It said it’s receiving additional support from the United Nations and local police to protect treatment centers.

  ”To conquer Ebola, we must strike a delicate balance between providing accessible care, m

aintaining the neutrality of the response, and protecting patients and staff from attacks by armed groups. These are the dilemmas we face in con

flict zones around the world. We are committed to ending the outbreak, and we are committed to improving the healt

h of the people of DRC,” Tedros said.Two attacks on Ebola treatment centers in North Kivu last month forced Doc

tors Without Borders (also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF) to put some humanitarian efforts on hold.

  Doctors Without Borders was targeted in an attack in Katwa on February

24 and another one three days later in Butembo, the medical aid organization reported last month.

  MSF suspended its activities in Butembo and Katwa but said it would continu

e Ebola-related activities in other towns in North Kivu and neighboring Ituri province.

  The two provinces are among the most populous in the nation and border Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan.

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