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December 05, 2019
Vaccine group announces creation of Ebola vaccine stockpile
The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola ...
November 25, 2019
Congo residents burn town hall after latest rebel attack
Angry residents of the eastern Congo city of Beni burned the town hall and stormed the United Nations peacekeeping mission ...
November 24, 2019
Dutch doctor dies of lassa fever contracted in Sierra Leone
The Dutch government says that a doctor who contracted lassa fever while working in Sierra Leone has died. Health Minister ...
November 22, 2019
UN: Spike in violence may jeopardize ending Ebola in Congo
The World Health Organization on Friday noted “a very dangerous and alarming development” in efforts to end the Ebola ...
November 15, 2019
Congo’s president hopes Ebola outbreak will end this year
Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi says he’s hopeful the Ebola outbreak in his country will end in the coming weeks.
October 18, 2019
UN says Ebola in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, ...
September 26, 2019
The Latest: UN chief: terrorist threat is 'unprecedented'
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 9:30 p.m.
September 23, 2019
2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed
The World Health Organization on Monday announced Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to ...
September 05, 2019
Ebola survivors at higher risk of dying, even after recovery
A study that tracked over 1,000 Ebola survivors found they had a higher than usual chance of dying in the year after their ...
August 21, 2019
UN chief to attend G-7, Japan conference, and visit Congo
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres leaves Friday on a trip to the G-7 summit of the world's major industrialized nations ...
August 08, 2019
Dutch hospital sealed off but ebola scare proves false alarm
Dutch emergency services say an ebola scare that led them to seal off part of a hospital in the port city of Rotterdam has ...
July 24, 2019
FIFA bans African official for 10 years for finance offenses
FIFA banned a senior African soccer official for 10 years on Wednesday for financial wrongdoing, including taking funds from ...
July 18, 2019
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced ...
July 10, 2019
UN food aid agency steps up relief for Congo refugees
The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday it will triple the number of people it is providing food and cash assistance to in ...
June 14, 2019
UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency
The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an ...
June 14, 2019
The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency
The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the ...
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