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New York: Amid multiple deadly attacks on civilians by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Ebola death “unlinked to any chain of transmission” risks reversing major gains against the epidemic, which is now down to just a handful of cases, a top UN medic said on Friday. more
Ebola emergency chief decries new attacks on frontline staff, after DR Congo worker death

New York: Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a UN health agency top official said on Monday, after a frontline Ebola epidemic ...

UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo still an international public health emergency

New York: The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on ...

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency

New York: Efforts to eradicate the deadly Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are proving successful but “now we have to kill the virus”, the UN h ...

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust

New York: One thousand people have survived the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): a testament to the strong leadership of the Congolese health authorities comb ...

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’

New York: The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” said the UN’s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for compla ...

Tanzania urged to provide more information on suspected Ebola case

New York: Authorities in Tanzania have been urged by the UN to supply further information about the death of an individual from suspected Ebola Virus Disease earlier this month in the com ...

Security Council gravely concerned by Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, demands immediate end to violence hampering response

New York, Aug 3 (JEN): The UN Security Council on Friday expressed grave concern about the current Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and stressed the urg ...

UNICEF must triple budget to combat Ebola outbreak in DR Congo; complex crisis impacting unprecedented number of children

New York, July 31 (JEN): With an unprecedented number of children affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children&rsquo ...

DR Congo: efforts to control Ebola epidemic continue, UN food relief agency doubles assistance to affected people

New York, July 27 (JEN): With Ebola accelerating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday that it plans to scale up and double ...