Despite effective vaccines and treatments that dramatically boosted survival rates, the outbreak dragged on as first responders struggled to gain access to virus hotspots in Congo's restive east.
Even as health officials celebrated the end of one Ebola epidemic, they face another, unrelated one more than 1,000 km (620 miles) away in the western city of Mbandaka.
That outbreak, declared on June 1, has seen up to 24 cases so far, including 13 deaths. It was also one of the worst on record anywhere, second only to the 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in multiple West African nations that infected 28,652 people and killed 11,325.
"This long, complex, and hard outbreak has been overcome due to the leadership and commitment of the government of the DRC, supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO), a multitude of partners, donors, and above all, the efforts of the communities affected by the virus", said the WHO in a statement.
Ebola virus disease is a deadly disease transmitted to people from wild animals and then spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF DRC representative, said a large number of human resources and finances were deployed in the eastern region of the country to reach the end of the current outbreak.
The Congolese government has not recorded a new case since April 27. "Ultimately, the best defense against any outbreak is investing in a stronger health system as the foundation for universal health coverage".
Moeti said there are many lessons that have been learned from overcoming Ebola that can be used in the fight against Covid-19.
It is now 42 days - double the virus's three-week incubation period - since the last patient was discharged from an Ebola treatment centre, signalling the end of an epidemic that has infected nearly 3,700 people.
The ADF has been blamed for killing about 500 people since past year in retaliation for an army crackdown on their bases in the forests around the Beni region.