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A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Third Ebola case confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A year after the start of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a third case has been confirmed on Thursday in the major border city of Goma, just as neighbouring Rwanda announced the closure of the border between the two countries.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

Second Ebola death confirmed in DR Congo’s Goma

A second person has died of Ebola in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma, a major transport hub, the county’s point man for the epidemic told AFP on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to people from Congo over Ebola

Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions.

NAHCON issues travel advisory against MERS-Cov

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has issued a travel advisory in relation to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus disease (MERS-Cov). MERS is a deadly airborne viral infection with no known vaccine or definite medication.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

WHO declares Ebola outbreak ‘health emergency’ of international concern

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
The US military said Sunday it had temporarily pulled some of its forces out of Libya amid an upsurge of fighting in the North African country.

WHO: Clashes near Libya’s Tripoli leave more than 1,000 people killed over three months

Clashes between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) near the country’s capital of Tripoli have left over 1,000 people killed and over 5,500 people injured over three months, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Libya said on Tuesday.
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WHO: Stigma keeps people with epilepsy from seeking treatment

The World Health Organization says millions of people with epilepsy are reluctant to seek treatment because of the stigma attached to their ailment, leading to the premature death of many. WHO has released the first global report on epilepsy.
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Polio: Lagos to issue executive order compelling private schools to allow access to officers

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that it would soon give an Executive Order that will compel operators of private primary schools in the state to give unrestricted access to polio eradication officers to enter their premises and administer anti-polio vaccines on their wards so as to protect them against the killer disease.

Tribunal: China harvesting organs from detainees

An independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.
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WHO convenes emergency meeting after Ebola spreads to Uganda

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda.

Brazil bus accident kills 17

A bus carrying 40 people crashed into several cars killing at least 17 people in southeast Brazil Sunday night, according to firefighters and local media.

In Niger, mass distribution of antibiotics proves effective – study

The mass administration of antibiotics to villages in Niger led to a reduction of a childhood mortality, without apparently creating resistance to antibiotics so feared by public health experts, according to a study.

Official: 16,100 smokers die annually from tobacco related-diseases

The Acting Minister of Health and the Permanent Secretary, Abdullahi Mashi, said Nigerians consumed over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes thereby killing over 16,100 persons every year in the country as result of tobacco-related...

Kogi: We’re prepared to tackle flooding

Kogi State government has assured the people of its preparedness to mitigate the effect of the anticipatory floods as relevant agencies have been put on red alert for its occurrence.
FILE PHOTO- Khalifa Haftar (C), the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, leaves after an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS-Philippe Wojazer-File Photo

Libyan strongman says to fight until Tripoli ‘militias’ defeated

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, said in an interview published Sunday he will continue fighting until militias in the city laid down their arms.
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WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as an illness

The World Health Organization moved forward with a proposal to classify “gaming disorder” as an illness.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

WHO warns Ebola could breach DRC’s borders unless attacks stop

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned it may not be possible to contain the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak to two affected provinces in the country's east if violent attacks on health workers and treatment centres continue.

Federal government, USAID sign partnership document to end TB

As part of its frontal efforts to end the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, the federal ministry of health on Wednesday in Abuja signed a partnership statement with USAID.

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