Much of the region is prey to armed groups, an aftermath of regional wars in the 1990s and 2000s
Hundreds of thousands of people are crammed into camps around the city of Goma, a crisis triggered by M23 rebels
Treatment consisting of four drugs showed 89% of patients were cured, compared with 52% getting the more complicated tuberculosis treatment
The World Health Organisation has enlisted a team of South African researchers to produce a new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine, but with no recipe to follow, it’s not an easy task
For all the excitement generated by the news of an mRNA vaccine hub being established in South Africa, the country is still going to need help making Covid-19 jabs
Last week, WTO members had another chance to level the playing field by sponsoring the Trips waiver for Covid-19 medical tools. They chose not to
Healthcare workers in the country are quitting because of assaults and inadequate PPE
The coronavirus outbreak has left millions at the mercy of the country’s warring factions, which will not stop fighting, despite an escalating humanitarian emergency
For South Sudanese refugees, fleeing war and sexual violence is only the beginning of their struggles, writes Amanda Sperber from northern Uganda. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site, the city says things have improved since independent monitors visited the site
Despite the long history of medical racism, any potential Covid-19 vaccines must be tested in Africa — but not only on the continent
Europe’s far-right nationalists are closing their borders and using Covid-19 as a guise to deport and deny entry to refugees and asylum seekers
Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist
It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting 50 000 people over a period of four months
Home to nearly one million people, Bunia is the latest Congolese city to report an Ebola infection
A shortage of snake antivenom in Africa is a "shameful failure"
Gaza’s health ministry has carried out 94 amputations since protests began in March, 82 of them involving lower limbs
Teaching staff and aid workers fear that children who walk around freely in the village pose a risk far worse than they would pose in a classroom
In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents
The war on Gazans is more than physical. It is a complete suppression of their humanity.
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", WHO warned on Wednesday
The organisation will administer the vaccination to healthcare workers and anyone else who has been potentially exposed to Ebola.
For patients in developing countries, access to two new and improved TB drugs remain scarce.
French group Doctors Without Borders is the latest to join in the scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry
Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.
Even in its best days, the CAR was never much of a state. But since the outbreak of civil war in 2013, the government has all but ceased to exist
South Africa can work hard to be the positive example to lead the way for proper and humane migration management by improving its immigration policies
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Joanne Liu, Doctors Without Borders’ international president, says input to the MSF agenda must be balanced to meet the needs of parts of the world.
Doctors Without Borders reaches out to people, driven solely by medical criteria and independent from any powers.
The extent of the crisis is only now becoming clear. Hundreds of thousands have been cut off from assistance, some for as long as two years.
Humanitarian aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières is pulling out of the country, saying the threat of deadly violence has become intolerable.