DRC’s health minister quits over government handling of Ebola
In a resignation letter posted on his Twitter account on Monday, Oly Ilunga Kalenga decried “interference in the management of the response” to the outbreak, which is the second deadliest in history, and the creation of parallel chains of authority.
Ilunga’s move came after DRC President Felix Tshisekedi’s office announced on Saturday it was assigning responsibility for the response to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to Tshisekedi.
“As a result of your decision to place the response to the Ebola outbreak under your direct supervision … I hereby submit my resignation as health minister,” Ilunga said.
“As in any war, because that is what this is, there cannot be several centres of decision-making for risk of creating confusion,” he added……..read more