DR Congo Health Minister Resigns Over Ebola

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Updated July 22, 2019
Congo’s Health Minister Oly Ilunga gestures as he speaks during a press conference following a meeting held by the United Nations on the Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on July 15, 2019, in Geneva. FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP


DR┬áCongo’s health minister resigned Monday after President Felix Tshisekedi replaced him as the head of the country’s response to an Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 1,700 people.

“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,” Oly Ilunga said in a letter to his boss.