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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.

WHO, DRC eye tighter rules for Ebola care over immunity concerns

31 October 2019, 10:27 AM

Congo’s Ebola outbreak has infected over 3,000 people and killed more than 2,000 since August last year. It is the second-worst outbreak after one in West Africa between 2013 and 2016.

A health worker injects a man with Ebola vaccine in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola concentrated in DRC mining area: WHO

19 October 2019, 8:11 AM

The Ebola virus has infected 3,227 people and killed 2,154 of them since the outbreak was declared in August 2018 and went on to became the world’s second worst outbreak.

Philippines risks polio problem as parents skip child vaccines: WHO

26 September 2019, 9:01 AM

The Philippines risks having more cases of polio unless it sharply steps up its vaccinations of children under 5 years of age, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

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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