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Health workers carrying a dead body

S. Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

10 December 2018, 4:03 PM

Some 2,000 healthcare and front line workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the WHO said on Monday.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy

Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

10 December 2018, 7:41 AM

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

Uganda People's Defence Forces soldiers

17 civilians killed in DR Congo attacks

7 December 2018, 3:17 PM

People have been killed in two attacks by the ADF militant group in the troubled Beni region of eastern DR Congo, a local mayor said Friday.

Person receiving vaccine

Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread

6 December 2018, 12:20 PM

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), says the health ministers of both countries.


IMF agrees new loan programme for Sierra Leone

2 December 2018, 3:23 PM

The International Monetary Fund(IMF) board has approved a new $172 million loan programme for Sierra Leone to help the West African country combat rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.



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