Measles, Ebola and Mass Displacement Pose a Threat in DR Congo
UNICEF has said that "the combined threat of Ebola and measles for the thousands of families living in overcrowded and unsanitary displacement camps is unprecedented, and there is a small window to prevent a potentially massive loss of life".
Vaccines (File photo).
Tackling Ebola Outbreak 'More Than a Public Health Response'
The New Humanitarian, 11 July 2019
Interview with David Gressly, the UN's Ebola point man, on the challenges ahead Read more »
How the Ebola Crisis Has Led to Children Dying From Measles
The Conversation Africa, 9 July 2019
Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis… Read more »
Sharing Data Can Help Prevent Public Health Emergencies
The Conversation Africa, 7 July 2019
Global collaboration and sharing data on public health emergencies is important to fight the spread of infectious diseases. If scientists and health workers can openly share their… Read more »
Uganda Village Joins Forces to Fight Ebola
WHO, 11 July 2019
5 July, 2019. Bwera, Uganda - When Godfrey and his wife Jennifer fell sick with vomiting and fever, their first thought was Ebola. Their neighbours in Muhindi, a small village in… Read more »
Months after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the DR Congo, it has claimed more than 1,500 lives, infected over 2000 people, and spread across the border into neighbouring Uganda, ... Read more »
In a decision that baffled some critics, the World Health Organization's advisory committee, the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee has declared that the Read more »