Treatment, vaccination programmes and safe burials of victims have been disrupted by a surge in violence and abiding local mistrust of health directives.
After several years of steady declines, annual cases of the mosquito-borne disease are levelling off, the UN health agency’s 2018 malaria report showed.
The Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.
Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said Friday.
It is not yet clear whether Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille will vacate office on Wednesday as per agreement with her party the Democratic Alliance (DA).