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A person dressed in Ebola protective apparel is seen inside an Ebola care facility at the Bwera general hospital near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

World at risk of pandemics that could kill millions, panel warns

18 September 2019, 5:45 AM

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, co-convened by the World Bank and WHO, warned that epidemic-prone viral diseases like Ebola, flu and SARS are increasingly tough to manage in a world dominated by lengthy conflicts, fragile states and forced migration.

The insects in the facility are dissected for the motherlode that they carry -- baby malaria parasites.

Kenya introduces world’s first malaria vaccine

13 September 2019, 12:25 PM

Malaria is a top killer of children under five in the East African nation, and the vaccine is critically important to Kenya’s efforts to combat the disease.

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Amazon fire poses health risk: World Health Organization

30 August 2019, 3:38 PM

Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

8 August 2019, 7:26 AM

Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior WHO epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear enters the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC makes new push to fight year-old Ebola epidemic

31 July 2019, 5:30 AM

So far, 1,790 people have died of the dreaded haemorrhagic virus since the first cases were recorded on August 1 last year.

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