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Health workers carry a newly admitted confirmed Ebola patient

Congo Ebola outbreak spreading faster than ever

2 April 2019, 10:15 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Flooding

WHO targeting 900 000 for cholera vaccinations in Mozambique

28 March 2019, 2:14 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is targeting 900 thousand people for vaccinations against cholera in Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai.

The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique.

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges

22 March 2019, 8:40 AM

Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last Friday, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe.

Ebola outbreak

Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to city of Bunia

21 March 2019, 9:29 AM

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a case of Ebola in another city of close to 1 million people, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

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Second HIV remission patient ignites cure hope

5 March 2019, 2:17 PM

AIDS emerged as a mysterious disease in the 1980s to spread across the world and claim millions of lives. For only the second time a patient has now been found in long-term remission — and most likely cured — from HIV, the virus that causes the disease.

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