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Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

Health Minster Oly Illunga Dismissed Over Ebola Outbreak In The DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister resigned Monday after he was dismissed as head of the team tackling a persistent Ebola outbreak. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak in eastern Congo to be an international health emergency. As of July 20, 1,643 people have died, among 2,484 confirmed cases of Ebola, […]

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday. The haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community resistance […]

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti has said that West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Moeti noted that Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because of upgrades to their surveillance, laboratory […]