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New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are concerned about the growing Ebola outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as they face critical funding gaps amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency said on Thursday more
DR Congo: eastern Ebola outbreak defeated, ‘mission impossible’ now a ‘sign of hope’

New York : After nearly two years and 2,280 deaths, the world’s second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is finally over, the World Health Organ ...

WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pande ...

DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response

New York : Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democrat ...

DR Congo: With Ebola on the wane, UN agencies prepare to combat coronavirus

New York : After more than a year of battling an Ebola virus outbreak that killed more than 2,200 people, UN officials are “cautiously optimistic” that the epidemic in the nor ...

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency

New York : Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency ...

DR Congo Ebola outbreak still an international public health concern

New York : The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains an international public health concern, experts meeting in Geneva concluded on Wednesday. ...

‘Air bridge’ vaccination operation begins for Ebola-hit communities in DR Congo

New York: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic virus Ebola linked to ongoing violence by armed groups ...

Ebola in DR Congo: New transmission chain risks reversing major gains

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&rdqu ...

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 ...