Tag Archives: Health crisis

15 February 21

DRC: New Ebola outbreak confirmed, cases announced in Guinea

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed a new outbreak of the Ebola virus with at least four confirmed cases.

30 January 21

Tanzania: President criticised for Covid-19 lockdown, vaccine comments

Tanzania President John Magufuli has drawn criticisms from opposition groups and international health officials over his comments related to lockdowns and vaccines against Covid-19.

21 September 20

Kenya: Pupils set to return to class on October 19

Schoolchildren in Kenya are set to return to the classroom on October 19 – for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions closed education facilities across the country – under new proposals.

31 July 20

Kenya: Schools to remain closed until 2021 due to COVID-19

Kenya has announced that all schools in the country will remain closed until January as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

08 January 20

DRC: Measles kills more than 6,000 in world’s worst outbreak

More than 6,000 people have been killed by the measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

04 June 19

DRC: Ebola outbreak set to exceed 2,000 cases

Aid groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say the number of Ebola cases in the country’s outbreak are set to exceed 2,000.

06 May 19

DRC Ebola outbreak death toll passes 1,000

The number of people killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak has passed 1,000, the country’s health ministry says.

25 March 19

DRC: Number of Ebola cases surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 and the daily rate of confirmed cases is on the rise, according to Rescue.org.

16 June 17

East Africa: Is deforestation hampering the fight against malaria?

The fight against malaria in East Africa is stalling. A number of financial, environmental and human-caused factors contribute to rising death rates from the disease in parts of the region, which remains one of the worst regions in the world.
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