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Locusts in East Africa

In December Somalia experienced the worst locust outbreak in 25 years. As the outbreak occurred WHO feared that it may…

DRC – Ebola Response Workers Killed in Armed Attacks

“Ebola response workers were killed in attacks carried out by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World…

Spike in Violence in DRC Threatens Progress Made in Ebola Fight

“The World Health Organization warns escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces is threatening…

South Sudan, UN to immunise 144,000 against cholera

“UN agencies in collaboration with South Sudan’s health ministry will launch a vaccination exercise on Monday targeting some 144,033 people…

Outbreaks and emergencies

In the week ending on October 27, 8 countries were facing a cholera outbreak; 13 countries were coping with a polio outbreak;…

Outbreaks and emergencies

Cholera (=) in week 13 cholera was monitored in 6 countries, in week 14 it was monitored in Cameroon, DRC,…

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion a Year

“The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled “A Heavy Burden – An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa” at…

Congo-Kinshasa: Pregnant Women Exposed to Ebola Should Get Vaccine

” An independent advisory body convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends pregnant women and breastfeeding women in eastern…

Ebola Vaccine Is Key in Ongoing Efforts to Contain the DRC Outbreak

“The World Health Organisation recently announced that an experimental vaccine that has been rolled out in the affected area of…

West Africa: Lassa Fever – Who Increases Response in Nigeria, Four Other West African Countries

“With five West African countries reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has scaled up its efforts…

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