When the ambulances came to take people away – they would never see you again.
"Fear makes it difficult to break."
Fear makes good to break the chain of transmission says Zongwe.
It's this extreme mistrust, along with simmering conflict and many responses on the ground -biggest Ebola outbreak on record to continue unabated more than 10 months after the first case were found.
In addition to millions of dollars in funding, and effective vaccines, Ebola's North Kivu and Ituri provinces and re-infecting areas are rid of the virus. This month, it also made the long-feared jump across the border to neighboring Uganda, though at this stage those isolated cases appear to be contained.
Butembo's residents live at the frontier of a conflict.
Hemmed in by multiple nationalities, they are famously and understandably distrustful of newcomers.
Because of these security concerns, the White House is the world-renowned specialist of the US-based Centers for Disease Control Similarly, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) closed its treatment centers in some Ebola hit areas and retreated to Goma.
During the first seven months of the epidemic we had more than 1,000 "Antoine Gauge, a response specialist with Doctor's Without Borders" (MSF).
A draft internal World Bank assessment on th e response from late
"Alarmed by the huge and unexpected surge in recent months in the number of new cases, a number of aid agencies and implementing partners have expressed concerns over many aspects of the response, "it reads.
More than half of the WHO budget for strategic response plan. At the same time, it also shows WHO what 40 million dollars short of its requested funding.
"We are absolutely outraged about how this response is going," one senior humanitarian official based in North Kivu told CNN, saying that WHO would be better served by more nimble expert teams, that cost less, do the work.
Christian Lindmeier, a spokesman for WHO, says the organization is committed to the DRC labor-intensive.
"WHO has stepped in and absorbed their duties," he said in an emailed statement.
"We have a great deal of gratitude to the 700 brave WHO Personnel who are working in partnership with the DRC Ministry of Health and their National Health Workers, […]
Community care  Alima, the French NGO, believes it has found a solution to the mistrust that has stopped people seeking treatment. It's both hidden and in plain sight.
Ebola cases from other patients are partially injured, and their Ebola reception center is in the process of being opened.
Community members were brought in and consulted at the beginning of the construction.
Ebola warning signs and posters. It just looks like part of the existing clinic. And that was the point: It's not a scary place, hidden away. It's in the community, as part of a system that treats all ailments.
"As soon as we fixed our approach, the results were there," says Zongwe.
But to the frustration of Alima, it is the only reception center of his child in Butembo. Plans to build more have stalled. And, while innovative, it is not nearly enough to stem the spread.
"This could have been controlled earlier in the outbreak, when it was in a rural area, but letting it go harder underground with unknown chance of transmission, has really prolonged it, and we need to make sure we do it we can to stamp it out now, "says Dr. Ben Dahl, a leader of the CDC response based in Goma.
Innovation in treatment means that patients with HIV / AIDS are rapidly becoming addicted to treatment centers. 19659002] Alima has developed what they call "the cube." Separated by a thin layer of transparent plastic, patients are able to interact more directly with doctors.
In response, the global health agency reorganized its emergency response structure and strengthened its operations.
Responding to Ebola Tsar of Sorts, said the Ebola emergency response has just come back