Citizens of Beni and Butembo have lashed out at the perceived failures of the Congolese authorities and UN to quell a notorious armed group. The unrest is feared to impact the Ebola outbreak as WHO evacuates 49 Ebola staff out of Beni.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says authorities have confirmed at least one case of polio in a 3-year-old girl in southern Lanao del Sur province.
A future free of malaria – one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases – can be achieved as early as 2050, say 41 specialists in a report that contradicts conclusions of a WHO-led review last month.
Ebola treatment centres have repeatedly been attacked by armed militiamen and disgruntled locals, hampering efforts to contain the epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ravaged east.
In any country in the world, the resignation of the health minister days after the declaration of an international health emergency should not only be worrying but alarming.
The WHO says the renewed pledges of financial aid raised hopes the Ebola epidemic could be restrained after the outbreak was declared an international emergency earlier this month.
The virus has killed more than 1,700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the world's second-worst outbreak was declared almost a year ago and is threatening to spill over its borders.
The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,600 people since August.
WHO and UNICEF blame war, inequality as well as complacency for 20 million children missing immunisation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that global measles cases have nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 cases compared to the same period last year.
At least 1,052 cholera cases have been reported by Mozambique's health ministry, including one death, according to the World Health Organization.
At least 29 newborns and children have died, mainly due to exposure to the cold. Clashes in Deir Ezzor resulted in 20,000 people fleeing to northeastern Al Hol camp in past eight weeks, the UN agency says.
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