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Most countries still not prepared for a pandemic after Zika, Ebola.

GENEVA, Switzerland , Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a new report released on Thursday by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness , established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak.

Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in central Africa, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control researcher said Friday. Dr. Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist, told VOA's Horn of Africa service that scientists are looking for "clues" about where this strain of Ebola originated ...

- Voice of America - US

Are We Now Ready for Ebola?.

The deadly Ebola virus is back, and the world is responding more aggressively this time. But it's still not as prepared as it needs to be to thwart deadly infectious disease threats, despite the hard lessons of the last epidemic.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Too Many Health Clinics Hurt Developing Countries.

The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlighted the urgent need for stronger, more resilient health-care systems in developing countries. But, far from ensuring that outcome, the hasty construction of more health facilities can undermine it.

- Project Syndicate - US

What to Know About the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

26 May 2017Michael Edelstein outlines what the global health community has learned since the last outbreak and the key elements of the current response. Michael Edelstein Consultant Research Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security A Congolese Ministry of Health leaflet on Ebola. Photo: Getty Images. On 9 May, a cluster of ...

- Chatham House - UK

DRC Ebola outbreak threatens CAR after violence forces thousands across border.

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Attacks by Christian militias in CAR's border town of Bangassou have driven about 2,750 people into Bas-Uele, raising the risk that the Ebola outbreak could spread across the border, a WHO representative said.By Kieran ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

The Trump administration says it isn't anti-science as it seeks to slash the EPA's science office.

Justin Merriman/Getty ImagesWhen the city of Toledo temporarily lost access to clean drinking water several years ago after a bloom of toxic algae, the Environmental Protection Agency sent scientists from its Office of Research and Development to study health effects and formulate solutions.The same office was on the front ...

- Business Insider - US

Scientists gain better understanding of how Ebola disables people's immune defenses.

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston scientists have unlocked mysteries of how the Ebola virus hampers the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and its accompanying lethal disease, according to a new report in PLOS Pathogens. The study was conducted in collaboration with the University of ...

- ENN - US

South Sudan State Partially Closes Border in Ebola Scare.

State authorities in South Sudan closed part of their border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo last week in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola outbreak, declared by the World Health Organization in a remote, northern part of the DRC two weeks ago. The WHO has confirmed that four people have died ...

- Voice of America - US

WHO elects its first African leader.

The World Health Organization has elected former Ethiopian health minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve as its next director-general, the United Nations agency announced Tuesday after three rounds of voting. Tedros, who goes by his first name, will be the first African to head WHO. Tedros ran against Britain's David ...

- The Week - US

Ethiopia's Tedros picked to lead World Health Organization.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been voted the next leader of the World Health Organization . The former Ethiopian health minister takes over as the WHO works to restore its credibility following the Ebola epidemic.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Stylianides announces first EU airlift for Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The EU today announced its first tranche of aid in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo.

- EurActive - UK

AP Exclusive: UN health agency slammed for high travel costs

LONDON " Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, traveled to Guinea earlier this month to join the country's president in celebrating the world's first Ebola vaccine.After praising health workers...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hong Kong health experts laud outgoing WHO chief Margaret Chan for her achievements despite Ebola crisis errors

Outgoing World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun has made significant achievements during her decade in the United Nations agency, according to health experts in Hong Kong, despite Chan admitting to mistakes made during the Ebola epidemic. Watch: Margaret Chan defends her legacy Making her final address ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

South Sudan state closes its border with DRC

May 22, 2017 - Authorities in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's new states, have closed the border with the Democratic Republic Congo . The state deputy governor, Lino Utu said the move came in the wake of the recent declaration of an Ebola outbreak in DRC. Health officials in the state had earlier formed a task force to monitor ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Reform on the menu as WHO votes for new chief

GENEVA, May 23 - The World Health Organization's 194 members on Tuesday choose among three candidates to replace Margaret Chan as global health supremo, with each pledging to reform an agency under scrutiny. Chan steps down on June 30 after a decade in which new epidemics such as bird flu and Ebola and decades-old campaigns

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Outgoing WHO chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch.In her final...

- Expatica - NL

Outgoing WHO chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch.

- The Daily Star - LB

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

KINSHASA - A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

- Reuters - US

Health authorities in DRC step up efforts to avoid spread of deadly Ebola virus

Three died in the outbreak in an isolated area and families are fleeing.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Gbudue state forms Ebola monitoring task force

May 18, 2017 - The Government Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly states, has formed a task force to monitor an Ebola disease outbreak. The state health minister, Hussein Enoka said the task force, which comprises of other health partners, is mandated to monitor the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo . The ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

In praise of Donald Trump

From the moment Donald Trump won his surprising victory on Election Day, a new cottage industry sprung up to offer sympathetic profiles of the supposedly long-overlooked and long-suffering voters who rallied to him. The New York Times has been at the forefront, delivering on-the-ground stories from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo: WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29.

- The Daily Star - LB

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa reports prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo are good. While not underestimating the difficulties that lie ahead in bringing this latest outbreak of Ebola to an end, Matshidiso Moeti told VOA ...

- Voice of America - US

WHO Optimistic on Controlling DRC Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization’s regional chief for Africa says prospects for rapidly controlling the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo are good. WHO reports 29 suspected cases, including three deaths since the outbreak was discovered in a remote region of DRC on April 22. The World Health ...

- Voice of America - US

Africa must reboot its health systems to cope with non-communicable diseases

Keeping medical data electronically is ideal. It saves time and can be used more efficiently. Philip SetelWhen it comes to killer diseases in Africa many people think of infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, or even Ebola. But the reality is that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – known as ...

- The Conversation - UK

Pakistani among three in run for top WHO office

GENEVA: A Pakistani expert in non-communicable diseases, a British physician and an Ethiopian former health minister are three finalists vying for the top job at the World Health Organisation in an election on Tuesday, aspiring to land a key UN post that confers great power to set worldwide medical priorities and great ...

- DAWN - PK

Number of suspected Ebola cases in Congo now up to 29

DAKAR, Senegal " The World Health Organization says Congo now faces 29 suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus.WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier on Friday said the number includes two laboratory-confirmed deaths.Officials...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province

Source: UN News Service Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported in the DRC's Bas Uele Province. Two have been confirmed by laboratory tests and three people have died so far, the WHO says.18 May 2017 – A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus.

- International NY Times - US

Vets in Africa Help Prevent Spread of Ebola and Other Zoonotic Diseases

An animal as tiny as a bat can carry up to 137 different virus species. Many of these, including Ebola, can be transmitted to humans.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Experts race against clock to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DR Congo province - UN

A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo the United Nations World Health Organization said today.

- UN - INT

Ebola Is Back. Here Are the Challenges Ahead

More than 400 people could be affected by the latest outbreak

- TIME Magazine - US

Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's development challenges

From drones dropping food and medicines, to handheld devices that can diagnose Ebola with a drop of blood, the latest technological advances are converging to make the “unthinkable happen,” said global innovators and heads of tech companies invited to the United Nations today to discuss how to emerging ...

- UN - INT

Ebola outbreak in the Congo, tuberculosis drug resistance in Russia and GM mustard seeds in India

The week in science: 12–18 May 2017.

- Nature - UK

Ebola once again on the prowl as emergency teams stand ready

Three deaths and 19 suspected cases of Ebola in the DR Congo have health officials worried – but the chances of another deadly rampage are thankfully slim

- NewScientist - US

The White House Is Cutting More Funds for Overseas Health Organizations Linked to Abortion

The disruption in funding could threaten hundreds of clinics globally that fight HIV, Zika and Ebola

- TIME Magazine - US

UN health agency deploying technical experts to site of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The United Nations health agency is deploying technical experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid an outbreak of Ebola virus near its northern border with the Central Africa Republic, the agency's regional director for Africa confirmed.

- UN - INT

Officials Confirm Second Case of Ebola in Congo Outbreak

Three people out of the 19 suspected and confirmed cases have died

- TIME Magazine - US

Ebola in DR Congo's isolated far north a logistical challenge

The latest outbreak of the highly contagious disease, the eighth to date in the sprawling country five times the size of France, has been reported in Bas-Uele province: an equatorial forest zone near the Central African Republic

- Daily Monitor - UG

Nigeria vigilant after DR Congo Ebola deaths

On Friday, the World Health Organization said Ebola had killed three in DR Congo, in the first outbreak of the deadly virus since the 2014 crisis that left 11,300 people dead in west Africa

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ebola: Isolation ward set up in Bundibugyo

Last week, the World Health Organisation announced an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Likati Health District, in a remote part of northern DRC

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ebola vaccine could get first real-world test in emerging outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported nine suspected cases of infection in recent weeks.

- Nature - UK

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

In a television address, Health Minister Oly Ilunga confirmed the cases while urging the population "not to panic"

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ebola vaccine could get first real-world test in emerging outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported nine suspected cases of infection in recent weeks.

- Nature - UK

UN informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

An Ebola outbreak in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has killed at least one person, the United Nations World health Organization announced earlier today.

- UN - INT

La RD Congo toujours en proie à des maladies épidémiques

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Alors qu'au moins un nouveau cas suspect de choléra ou de rougeole est rapporté tous les deux jours dans le pays, l'OMS a déclaré aujourd'hui 12 mai une épidémie d'Ebola dans la zone de Likati, Province du ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Célébration en Guinée du succès du vaccin anti-Ebola

Source: World Health Organization Country: Guinea L'essai de vaccination en anneau, mené par l'OMS en Guinée en 2016, montre que le premier vaccin au monde contre le virus Ebola confère une protection substantielle.«Le monde est bien mieux préparé s'il devait y avoir une nouvelle flambée d'Ebola», a déclaré ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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