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EU Approval Of First Ebola Vaccine Is A Game Changer

EU Approval Of First Ebola Vaccine Is A Game Changer

This week the European Commission gave approval to an Ebola vaccine — an act that the World Health Organization calls landmark moment for global health and a likely game-changer in the battle against this deadly disease. This is the first time an Ebola vaccine has been licensed anywhere in the world.  The next step, prequalification […]

Ebola Death Toll In East Congo Outbreak Climbs Above 2,000

Ebola Death Toll In East Congo Outbreak Climbs Above 2,000

More than 3,000 people are believed to have been infected in the current outbreak as teams struggle to curb virus in remote, conflict-hit areas The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems. […]

Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Second Ebola Case Detected In Eastern Congo’s Main City

Goma’s first Ebola case was detected in mid-July, prompting the World Health Organisation to warn that the spread of the disease could accelerate A  second case of Ebola was detected on Tuesday in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, a local health official said, increasing concern the virus could establish a foothold in the densely […]

Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

Two Ebola Health Workers Killed In the DRC

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday two community health workers engaged in Ebola prevention have been killed in the eastern North Kivu province. The ministry said the workers had been receiving death threats for months. Ministry officials, meanwhile, have confirmed the first case of Ebola in Goma, a city of […]

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre, Uganda

Three suspected Ebola victims have escaped from the isolation centre at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kihihi town council in Kanungu District in western Uganda. They are Saddi Muhima, 46, his son Issa Muhima, 19 and Milton Nsenga, all from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The three were admitted in isolation when they presented […]

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak ‘Worsening;’ Over 1,000 Dead

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak ‘Worsening;’ Over 1,000 Dead

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worsening” and has killed more than 1,000 people. IFRC said Saturday that in the past week, 23 cases were reported in one day, a record number since the start of the outbreak […]

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

$80 Million Raised To Fight Ebola In DRC

The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The grants will cover more than half the cost of the DRC government’s drive to end the current Ebola outbreak. The […]

IFRC Teams Up With Centres For Disease Control In Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo

IFRC Teams Up With Centres For Disease Control In  Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Congo

A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has teamed up with the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect, analyze […]

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Women Join Hands To Oust Ebola From The Democratic Republic of Congo

Twice a week, Mama Mwatatu rises early and makes a two-hour trek from her home in Beni’s Cité Belge neighbourhood in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the local radio station. For the past 12 years, she has hosted a call-in radio talk show called “Women and Development” and has a devoted […]

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

Ebola Outbreak In DRC Is Second Worst In History

 Today (November 29, 2018) the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reached 426 cases, surpassing the number of cases in the 2000-2001 Uganda outbreak and making it the second worst in history after the 2014 West Africa outbreak which killed over 11,000 people. The emergency response has been complicated by ongoing […]

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