Democratic Republic of Congo
The World Health Organisation and the UN Children’s Fund confirmed on Friday, saying they have stepped up community-based efforts to tackle the Ebola disease in the eastern DRC
The announcement by spokesman, Lambert Mende, at a news conference puts an end to years of speculation about whether Kabila would defy term limits to run for a third term.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, issued the warning while fielding questions from newsmen in Uyo on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Port Health Services personnel had increased the screening of international passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Addressing the Assembly, the Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said strengthening the health systems everywhere was important to prevention of future outbreaks of Ebola and other diseases.
Gunmen ambushed Robert Jesty, Bethan Davies and their driver in Congo’s volatile eastern borderlands on Friday and released them three days later.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known while briefing the press on the current status of Lassa Fever in Nigeria and the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of in Congo.
It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there in the 1970s, and comes less than a year after its last outbreak which killed…
UNICEF in a message to mark the World Malaria Day in New York, said Rwanda and Nigeria saw an increase of over 1.5 million cases of malaria in 2016
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which released the report, said unprecedented global progress in fighting malaria since 18 years ago is at stake unless countries redouble their efforts
“Francis has decided to send a concrete contribution,” a statement said, withholding information on the sum that was offered, which came from the pope’s personal charity fund.
Francis had planned to go later this year to South Sudan, which has been hit by civil war, famine and a refugee crisis, but had to scrap the project for security reasons.