Uganda is the testing ground for a new vaccine that could work on more strains of the Ebola virus and other haemorrhagic fevers.
If the past is anything to go by, the DRC will effectively deal with the current Ebola outbreak. But that doesn't mean we should be complacent.
In the 50 years following the discovery of the Marburg virus there have only been 12 known outbreaks.
Unless African governments put their money where their mouths are, innovative advances from young scientists on the continent will be stifled.