With the death rate at 70%, new strategies, resources and tough targets are being put in place.
With almost 50% of homeless people suffering from mental illnesses, according to a study, we spoke to four people who live on Durban's streets.
Tests on new experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus, which has claimed 3000 lives this year, is being welcomed.
As healthcare systems collapse from the strain, the race is on to find a treatment that works.
The influx of people needing to be treated for Ebola has put strain on health services in West Africa, with workers having to turn patients away.
A new map has shown that more regions in Africa are at risk of animal-related Ebola infections than previously feared.
Health experts have met to discuss an end to killer virus Ebola, with two vaccines and eight experimental treatments on the table.
The DRC has confirmed its first Ebola outbreak in 2014, but claims it's unrelated to the epidemic. It comes as the first UK case is also confirmed.
The World Health Organisation, which has been criticised for its response to Ebola, has revealed its strategy for halting the epidemic in West Africa.
The International Air Transport Association claims bans of flights out of countries suffering the spread of the disease are unnecessary.
Sierra Leone has doubled its death toll from the Ebola virus, saying it had 109 suspected cases and a further six people dead.
Air pollution is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, says the WHO, and is now regarded as the biggest environmental health risk.
Research shows women are more likely to have high blood pressure and experts blame the added stress of unequal gender roles.
A study has explained that a treatment, described as "radical" by researchers, has not helped cut down tuberculosis infections among SA gold miners.
Finalist: Drivers of Change Individual Award — Shona McDonald
The World Health Organisation has confirmed a polio outbreak among young children in north-east Syria, adding that the risk is high for it to spread.
The World Health Organisation has classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
Patients in the world's poorest countries will continue to receive access to drugs cheaply for at least another decade.
Hopes are high that the new partnership will ensure easy, cheaper access to vaccines and medicine.