Ebola

Third Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo's Goma

First known transmission in major urban centre during outbreak now entering its second year raises further concerns.

Third Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo's Goma

Democratic Republic of the Congo

One year on, fight against Ebola far from over

As Rwanda shuts border with DRC over Ebola fears, health workers call for increase in efforts to beat deadly epidemic.

One year on, fight against Ebola far from over

Sierra Leone

'Toxic stress': Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone

Inaccessible health services and spiritual beliefs drive those in need to the shrines of 45,000 traditional healers.

'Toxic stress': Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone

Inside Story

Can Ebola be wiped out?

WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo an international public health emergency.

Vaccination

UN warns of 'dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates'

According to global agencies, almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations last year.

UN warns of 'dangerous stagnation of global vaccination rates'

Libya

WHO: Nearly 1,000 dead in three-month fight for Libya's Tripoli

Figure released by UN agency includes at least 60 detained migrants, who died in a devastating air attack on Tuesday.

WHO: Nearly 1,000 dead in three-month fight for Libya's Tripoli

World Health Organization

WHO discusses Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization confirms more than 2,000 infections since the most recent Ebola outbreak in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola

Uganda bans public gatherings in Kasese district amid Ebola fears

Move comes as health officials declare second Ebola fatality in Uganda just days after the virus spread from DR Congo.

Asia

Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan's healthcare

The war-torn South Asian country faces an additional issue of funding as it struggles to build its healthcare system.

Years of war and poverty take toll on Afghanistan's healthcare

Health

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Severity of outbreaks could be worse since only about one in 10 actual measles cases is reported, UN body says.

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Mozambique

Cholera cases jump to 138 in Mozambique's Beira after cyclone

At least two people have died outside hospitals with symptoms including dehydration and diarrhoea, says minister.

Cholera cases jump to 138 in Mozambique's Beira after cyclone

Health

WHO: Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border

Pneumonic plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, usually found in small mammals and their fleas.

WHO: Deadly plague breaks out on Uganda-Congo border

Democratic Republic of the Congo

'It breaks my heart': WHO chief decries raid on DRC Ebola centre

WHO will continue serving the 'vulnerable', Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says during tour of repeatedly raided facility.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

One killed as DRC Ebola treatment centre attacked again

Attack comes on same day as WHO chief is due to visit the centre, located at Butembo in North Kivu province.

DRC: Ebola treatment centre attacked again; one killed

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DRC Ebola outbreak response 'failing': MSF

Medical charity raises alarm over 'deepening community distrust' as deadly epidemic continues to claim lives.

'Toxic' atmosphere undermining DRC Ebola outbreak response: MSF