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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: DR Congo Ebola response efforts resume in Beni after clashes

Efforts to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive eastern Beni region have resumed after a brief suspension following clashes, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

Ebola outbreak: Worst in Congo’s history – ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

Death toll from DR Congo Ebola outbreak passes 200

More than 200 people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials.

UN vows to tackle DR Congo rebels, contain Ebola

The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with Democratic Republic of Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: Air pollution kills 600,000 children annually

Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Monday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO: ‘Just say no’ to drug legalisation

With Canada on the verge of becoming the world's second nation to legalise recreational marijuana, the head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that countries should think twice before opening that door.

WHO: Harmful use of Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed that harmful use of alcohol kills three million people worldwide every year, which represents 5.3 % of all deaths.

Ebola outbreak: 41 dead in DR Congo

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said on Tuesday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.
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WHO: New drug can prevent deaths from bleeding after childbirth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a new drug – Carbetocin – has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth annually.
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WHO reveals new drug to prevent post-childbirth bleeding

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new drug – Carbetocin – has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth annually.

WHO: Video gaming addictive like cocaine

Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

WHO expresses concern on high suicide rate

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern on the high rate of suicide among young people globally as a result of depression.

One new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's health ministry.

Congo confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths – ministry

Congo's health ministry says there are now 35 confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's northwest, including 10 deaths confirmed from the often lethal virus.

US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreads

w Donald Trump's top health official said on Wednesday that the US and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administration's top priorities for the World Health Organisation, the UN agency taking the lead.

Two patients who fled Ebola centre among the dead in DRC

Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Democratic Republic of Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said on Wednesday while asserting that "forced hospitalisation is not the solution to this epidemic."

WHO: DR Congo Ebola has clear ‘potential to expand’

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear “potential to expand”, World Health Organisation (WHO) warned yesterday, amid news three people infected with the deadly virus had fled a local hospital.

WHO unveils ambitious health plans to benefit 3 billion people

The World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday unveiled an ambitious plan on Monday aiming to benefit an overall population of three billion globally for the next five years with better health care and well-being.

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