Ann and Bill Clemmer reside in the town of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Congo-Rwanda border. They work with IM partners Heal Africa and IMA World Health. Bill regularly travels to Beni, where he leads an international team of doctors, nurses and technical personnel responding to the current Ebola crisis, the largest in Congo’s history.
Now in the 11th month of Congo’s largest and deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history, the virus is threatening to cross international borders into South Sudan and Uganda. Bill Clemmer, who has been serving in the midst of this outbreak since mid-October 2018, discusses the issues which are fueling this deadly disease …and why it may take more than ‘medicine and might’ to bring Ebola in this sector of the Congo under control.
Dr. William Clemmer, who is leading the IMA World Health Ebola response in the region, visited the hospital shortly after the attack and talked to staff, who expressed fear and discouragement.