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Nineteen-year-old Armande* recalls her disastrous first visit to a health centre. “It was awful,” says the teen from Kongo Central, in western Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I was younger then and looking for information on HIV, and the nurse there made fun of me in front of everyone because of my age.”

The base of Eringeti is manned by soldiers of the South African contingent of MONUSCO and the town of Eringeti, located 60 km north of the city of Beni, is experiencing relative calm that has allowed people, who had been displaced, to return to their homes and resume their normal life.

After a countdown of 42 days, twice the incubation period, no case of the highly transmissible disease has been reported in the country, health authorities said.