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

Opinion

Vaccine hesitancy is not a 'Muslim problem'

But it does seem to be a European one.

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Jonathan Kennedy

Inside Story

Why is measles back and spreading?

World Health Organization says number of cases doubled in 2018.

Asia Pacific

What's behind the Philippines' deadly measles outbreak?

Over 70 people die in outbreak blamed by officials on scandal that eroded public confidence in immunisation programmes.

Special series

Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.

Africa

DRC facing worst Ebola outbreak in nation's history

Announcement comes amid warnings situation may worsen due to armed group attacks and community resistance.

China

A lifeline for the visually impaired

The Mu Mengjie school in China's Hebei Province helps children caught in the double bind of disability and poverty.

Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

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Richard Graham: Why gaming addiction is on the rise

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham discusses why gaming is so addictive and how it can be treated.