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Despite all of its blessings, the Democratic Republic of Congo has a delicate national health infrastructure that is now facing the most severe challenge during the COVID-1 9 pandemic. With the lessons we learned from Ebola, we have well-trained teams to combat infectious diseases. However. the transmission rate of the new coronavirus, responsible for COVID-19, imposes a challenge of a completely different magnitude.

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Despite all of its blessings, the Democratic Republic of Congo has a delicate national health infrastructure that is now facing the most severe challenge during the COVID-1 9 pandemic. With the lessons we learned from Ebola, we have well-trained teams to combat infectious diseases. However. the transmission rate of the new coronavirus, responsible for COVID-19, imposes a challenge of a completely different magnitude.

As an international group of African scientists and technologists, we would like to bring the power of mathematics, data analysis, and modeling to fight the pandemic in one of the most challenging battlegrounds. We can count on the extensive network of African scientists around the world, such as the Next Einstein Forum, to work on this problem. As we get results, we will integrate them into this dashboard. 

We will collect the underlying data ourselves by following the daily publications from the "Comity Multisectoriel de la Riposte la Pand6mie du Coronavirus" (CMR COVID-19) and "OMS-DRC ' (WHO-RDC). Both CMR COVID-19 and WHO-DRC get their numbers from the Institut National de Recherche Biom6dicale (INRB), administrated by the acclaimed, Dr. Muyembe, who is also the Technical Secretary of the CMR. 

We are an independent group of scholars and technologists not formally associated with 

CMR or WHO-DRC.