Ivorian health workers had previously said that vaccinations of “targeted groups” had already begun on Sunday
Africa’s new disease control agency reacted early and quickly to the Covid-19 pandemic
Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers
It’s difficult to enforce a lockdown in informal settlements, and social distancing may be impossible. New ideas are needed
Humans are primed to lay the blame for this pandemic at nature’s door, but if we do not wish to reap disaster, we should not sow its seeds
Women will be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly considering their contribution as caregivers, in both professional and domestic settings
Africa is no stranger to dealing with epidemics. A regional body has been established to co-ordinate responses, but fault lines are evident at a national level
Local communities are wary of the sudden arrival of outsiders and of their interest in regions where there’s been violence for years
A total of 1803 lives have been lost in the second worst outbreak of Ebola on record, according to figures released Wednesday.
World Health Organisation confirms one case of the virus
The current outbreak is the second deadliest on record, after an epidemic killed more than 11 300 people in West Africa in 2014-2016
The current Ebola outbreak in the DRC is devastating vulnerable communities already affected by displacement and violence
The ongoing Ebola outbreak is the 10th in the country’s history and the second largest ever recorded worldwide.
Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.
The World Health Organization launches an inquiry after claims of ‘legendary’ corruption, including racism and sexism.
Aid has never been just about helping people. It’s also about gaining influence and exercising soft power
A five-minute history of the country since independence
A series of tweets insinuating the spread of Ebola was caused by undocumented migrants landed City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in hot water
The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern DRC has risen to 73 as ongoing conflicts in the region stymie containment efforts
Good things are being said about the World Health Organisation since Ethiopia’s man came on board
The latest outbreak is in a city and next to the Congo River, factors that increase the risk of it spreading rapidly
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is optimistic the health organisation — along with its partners — will be able to beat the virus
The organisation will administer the vaccination to healthcare workers and anyone else who has been potentially exposed to Ebola.
‘Scientists do not yet know exactly where the Ebola virus hides between outbreaks but nearly all experts agree that another outbreak is inevitable.’
Federal money left over from the fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration has said.
Those who survived Ebola are stigmatised, often ostracised by their communities and denied healthcare.
Sierra Leoneans who survived the disease suffer long-term side effects and are in dire need of support, which in itself is becoming problematic.
Médecins Sans Frontières obstetrician and gynaecologist Benjamin Black describes his harrowing, rewarding work in the Ebola trenches in Sierra Leone.
Vaccines take centre stage in times of crisis but outside of public health emergencies they do not always get the attention they deserve.
The declaration by authorities was met with mixed emotions, the memory of the virus that has left more than 2 500 people dead still too fresh.
The front-line teams, who carry the stigma of the disease, need psychological support.
Three new cases of the virus have emerged in the capital city of Freetown after a lull of three weeks since the last known infections.