Epidemics

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Published 20/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an [more…]

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

In Congo city where Ebola resides, fear but not panic

Published 19/05/2018

MBANDAKA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - In the city of Mbandaka in northwest Congo, Mbombo Roge does not shake hands with friends anymore: Ebola [more…]

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Congo’s Ebola not an international emergency, can be controlled -WHO

Published 18/05/2018

GENEVA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be brought under control and is not an international public health emergency, experts [more…]

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Congo northwest city Mbandaka confirms three new Ebola cases

Published 18/05/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Three new cases of Ebola were confirmed in northwest Congo’s regional capital of Mbandaka on Friday, in a part of the city [more…]

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo reported 39 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of Ebola between April 4 and May 13, including 19 deaths, [more…]

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published 14/05/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo to import and use an [more…]

Vodafone’s mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

Vodafone’s mobile data to be deployed to fight epidemics in Ghana

Published 26/02/2018

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Mobile data will be used in Ghana to track and control epidemics, helping prevent a repeat of the 2014 West Africa Ebola [more…]

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Zambia relaxes restrictions as cholera outbreak slows

Published 14/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia on Sunday relaxed rules imposed to curb the spread of cholera as the number of new cases being reported has halved, [more…]

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Zambian army enters slum after riots over cholera controls: state radi

Published 12/01/2018

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka on Friday to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street [more…]

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

In Liberian slum, residents demand change from next president

Published 23/10/2017

Crammed into tumble-down shacks on a sandspit that the Atlantic Ocean is steadily devouring, the residents of Liberia's most notorious slum have one common desire: an end to their daily struggle with dire poverty. [more…]