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Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030

10 October 2018, 7:00 AM

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030.

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WHO extremely concerned about Ebola ‘perfect storm’ in Congo

25 September 2018, 12:42 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in north eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency in capital after death toll rises to 20

11 September 2018, 6:28 PM

Zimbabwe declared a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare after 20 people died from the disease and more than 2,000 were infected by drinking contaminated water, new Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said on Tuesday.

Congolese officials and the World Health Organisation officials wear protective suits

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

18 August 2018, 7:32 AM

Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Almost all in Congo city at immediate risk of Ebola now vaccinated -WHO

29 May 2018, 6:12 PM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday almost all the people it considers at immediate risk from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Mbandaka have now been vaccinated against the disease.

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