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Ebola vaccine put to the test in DRC
Ebola vaccine put to the test in DRC
The first case of Ebola ever recorded, in 1976, was near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which flows into the Congo...
DRC Ebola outbreak on 'epidemiological knife edge' — WHO
DRC Ebola outbreak on 'epidemiological knife edge' — WHO
An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Wednesday,...
Manning up to the epidemic
Manning up to the epidemic
The Philandoda clinic run by medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is tucked away in a discreet corner of Eshowe’s busy...
Global north can’t keep driving the health agenda, says Doctors Without Borders
Global north can’t keep driving the health agenda, says Doctors Without Borders
Earlier this month, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) held its International General Assembly (IGA) in Johannesburg. This was the first time the...
'This is not an adventure, it’s real life' — from refugee to fieldworker
'This is not an adventure, it’s real life' — from refugee to fieldworker
“I want to change the world,” Talia Zongia says matter-of-factly about her decision to join Doctors Without Borders (MSF). There’s a...
MSF assists in Mediterranean Sea rescues involving 3 000 people in a single day
MSF assists in Mediterranean Sea rescues involving 3 000 people in a single day
It was an unusually busy day for the search and rescue of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aboard the Dignity 1 on the Mediterranean Sea when they...
A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
A huge mobilisation in DRC aims to vaccinate millions against yellow fever
The world’s largest yellow fever vaccination effort has come to the urban sprawl that is the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa,...
High levels of rape on Rustenburg’s mining belt demand  access to medical care
High levels of rape on Rustenburg’s mining belt demand access to medical care
Women in the Rustenburg municipality face startling levels of sexual violence, while very few report to healthcare services after rape. A new...
High price of vaccine blocks immunising more refugee children against pneumonia
High price of vaccine blocks immunising more refugee children against pneumonia
Pneumonia is the world’s biggest childhood killer — one million children succumb to it each year —and it is particularly acute for...
MSF’s Fezile Kanju – focused on saving the lives of mothers and children in Pakistan
MSF’s Fezile Kanju – focused on saving the lives of mothers and children in Pakistan
Part of marking Women’s Month is celebrating South African women who work to save the lives and ensure the health of women and mothers worldwide....
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500 000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves...

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