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Last DR Congo Ebola patient discharged

The last patient treated for Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discharged this week the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, bringing the...

DR Congo violence in Ebola hotspot leaves people in “crossfire”

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Attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sparked a humanitarian crisis and threaten aid distribution the...

DR Congo clinic attacks raise risk of Ebola resurgence

International organisations warned of potential resurgence of Ebola in DR Congo (DRC) after deadly militia attacks on health centres forced aid groups to suspend...

Three killed in Ebola response centre attacks

Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks on two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo, authorities and health services said. Violence...

UN Ebola teams evacuated

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) evacuated staff working on the Ebola epidemic from Beni in Democratic Republic of...

Ebola alarm in DR Congo

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo and many are out of reach...

New Ebola vaccine in use in DR Congo

Health authorities in eastern Congo introduced a new Ebola vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson, aid group MSF said, to help combat the world’s...

Ebola emergency chief decries deadly attack on DRC Ebola worker

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Security measures for staff fighting health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said, after a frontline Ebola...

Ebola screening suspended in South Sudan

The UN migration agency suspended screening services for Ebola after three aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the latest incident involving relief staff...

Tanzania and WHO cross swords over Ebola data

Tanzania summoned the World Health Organisation’s local representative over its assertion that government refused to share information on suspected Ebola cases, signalling displeasure at...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...