Ebola Vaccine Offered in Exchange for Sex, Congo Taskforce Meeting Told

February 13, 2019

(The Guardian) – An unparalleled Ebola vaccination programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become engulfed in allegations of impropriety, amid claims that women are being asked for sexual favours in exchange for treatment. Research by several NGOs has revealed that a deep mistrust of health workers is rife in DRC and gender-based violence is believed to have increased since the start of the Ebola outbreak in August.

Recommended Reading