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Measles toll in Congo exceeds 5 000: WHO

5 December 2019, 3:29 PM

A measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 5,000 people this year, many of them young children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Malaria fight stalling at ‘unacceptably high level’ of deaths: WHO

4 December 2019, 6:47 AM

Malaria still infects millions of people every year and kills more than 400,000 – mostly children in Africa – because the fight against the mosquito-borne disease has stalled, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Three dead in attacks against Ebola response centres in Congo

28 November 2019, 2:29 PM

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

Tonga women get second World Cup chance after measles lockdown

23 November 2019, 8:43 AM

Tonga’s women’s rugby team have been given another opportunity to qualify for the 2021 World Cup after the entire side was withdrawn from the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championships in Fiji and quarantined this week following a measles outbreak.

WHO sounds alarm on Ebola due to Congo insecurity

22 November 2019, 6:39 PM

About 360 people are at potential risk of Ebola after contact with an infected person in eastern Congo yet many of them are out of reach due to clashes and insecurity, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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