For Mayor Jomen Kabila the fight against an Ebola outbreak is a struggle in which few see obstacles.
The new badge Rwanda uses is well-placed to speed up the charge of bringing combat troops and protective equipment.
We generate a distance of 6. 5 meters (up to 10 meters) per day making it possible to look after our patients and impede their spread Kabila said in Budapest referring to a recent government report.
The second Ebola case in Congo is in the town of Mbandaka and the crossing of Kisuku between the two towns.
Nineteen people have been infected and three have died giving a total of 28 cases. Ebola is believed to have spread from animals to humans in a cooking pot in the bush in the village of Iboko.
Steve Richards a local militia commander who leads an anti-Ebola contingent in the neighborhood stopped short of calling the fighting a war and says efforts to contain the outbreak must be switched from the focus on a confrontation with Congos existing Ebola response team.
Many people have lost their lives to this disease which will take us down and we need hands to protect them he said. As the conflict drags on little by a slowing the pace of detection and treatment.
His frontline extends over about 200 meters – some 30 squares miles – and is home to about 15000 people.
Other anti-Ebola volunteers who say they are mentally prepared to do any battle they can to protect patients against the disease are frustrated.
As a country we have lost so much worth we dont want to admit it. There are a lot of difficulties were facing said Dr. Paul Taghelet 35 who has gone without washing for two weeks after a heart operation to remove a damaged valve.
Its not the battle of our brave people he said.
Poverty as motivates many of those risking their lives and the widespread perception that routine has been sacrificed in wartime to get food and healthcare supplies have made life harder.
With the social and cultural adjustments that came with the creation of the Congo Vaccine Program to ensure its delivery to communities some live without any income and all have to catch a ride to work from their homes.
I see life as an alcoholic said Rosa Maria Dubas 39 who has a husband and two children dependent on it.
Designing a strategy focuses on fighting disease caused by one of the most predicted Ebola outbreaks ever to hit a region looks across the entire of Democratic Republic of Congo where the disease is believed to have originated and killed 30000 people.
Although Kabilas city has had 28 confirmed cases he says Pcs was facing an uphill battle against the disease locally thanks to tribal resistance and inferior access to food.
Pc has become an international hotspot with a 10-fold higher rate of infection than it used to be and theyre trying to come up with no solutions he said.
Problems with governance a lack of clean water widespread distrust of the government and a lack of infrastructure infrastructure and experts have added difficulties to Pcs current crisis said Johnzat Zuma a National Peoples Congress (NPC) delegate from Congo.
Congos federal and provincial administrations are divided between to varying degrees with Kabila calling himself the king of the north and Zuma calling himself the king of the south. During the epidemic in 2009 Rwanda and Congo faced off in the Senate often on opposite sides of the spectrum of Rwanda and Congo. Now tensions are rising again accusing each other of not doing enough to bring the outbreak under control.
Congo started easing lockdown measures in late-May but there are still no guarantees that the virus will go under control.