First Ebola case in DRC’s South Kivu province kills woman

The first confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province was announced on Friday (August 16) days after a...

Burundian health workers vaccinated against Ebola

Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health...

Uganda records 1.4 million malaria cases since June

Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including...

‘Ebola kills but heals quickly’ – Congolese doctor after 2 patients get ‘cured’

Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured” and returned to...

No new Ebola cases in DRC’s Goma; 1,300 people vaccinated – WHO

The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma,...

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi – UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the U.N.’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivaling a deadly Ebola outbreak...

Malnutrition Accounts For 50% Of Children’s Deaths In Nigeria, Malaria Group Says

One of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations, Malaria Consortium,...

Group Unveils Measures To Battle Malaria As It Threatens 3.2 Billion People 

Despite being preventable and treatable, malaria, an infectious disease is currently threatening the lives of 3.2 billion people around the world. Malaria Consortium, a civic...

On pituitary tumours causing blindness

The baseline When patients complain of headaches, progressive loss of vision and pain behind the eyes, I think of a pituitary tumour. But, then I...

Distrust, violence hamper Ebola treatment efforts in DR Congo

Deep mistrust, political instability and violence is fueling the pro-longed Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola patients are refusing treatment while others...

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