Tag Archives: WHO

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.

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04 June 19

Uganda bans sale of alcohol in sachets

Uganda has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in sachets amid growing concerns about the impact on public health.

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13 May 19

WHO warns DRC Ebola outbreak could breach border due to violence

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak could breach the country’s border if attacks against health workers continue.

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15 April 19

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak not a global emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday decided the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not a global emergency.

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08 February 19

DRC: Ebola cases surge past 780, experts call for emergency declaration

More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.

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19 May 18

DRC: WHO raises Ebola health risk to ‘very high’ amid new cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the health assessment risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to “very high” as the African country fights to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola virus.

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12 January 18

South Sudan investigating suspected Viral Haemorrhagic Fever outbreak

South Sudan is investigating a potential outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) in Yirol East County and Eastern Lakes State.

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09 December 17

WHO: Uganda ends Marburg virus outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Uganda has successfully contained an outbreak of Marburg virus, weeks after it was first detected.

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27 May 17

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom elected as chief of WHO

Ethiopia’s former health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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09 April 17

Somalia: Al-Shabaab kidnaps 4 aid workers

Four aid workers participating in a World Health Organisation (WHO) exercise were kidnapped in southern Somalia by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, according to police in the country.

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