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US Regulators Approve First Drug for Ebola Treatment

U.S. regulators Wednesday approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. The Food and Drug Administration OK'd the drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for...

WHO: Ebola Epidemic in Congo to be Over Soon

By Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization urges continued vigilance to prevent flareups of the deadly Ebola virus as the epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of...

WHO Runs Out of Funds to Tackle Ebola in Congo

By Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in...

WHO Committee Warns About Ebola Outbreak in Congo

A World Health Organization Emergency Committee warns the Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo remains a global health threat despite significant progress...

After Ebola, WHO Takes Measures to Combat Coronavirus in Africa

By Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization is scaling up measures to keep Africa free of the deadly coronavirus by shoring up the continent’s fragile health...

WHO Reports Progress in Combating Ebola Epidemic in Congo

By Lisa Schlein The World Health Organization reports progress is being made in combating the Ebola epidemic in the conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces in...

Africa Aims at Battling Extremism, Ebola and Hunger in 2020

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and...

Vaccine Alliance GAVI to Invest $178 Million to Create Global Stockpile Ebola Vaccines

The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that...

Congo: Volatile Security Situation Stymies Efforts to End Ebola

The World Health Organization says that dangers posed by armed groups in two eastern Democratic Republic of Congo provinces are impeding progress in the...

Ebola Vaccine Approved in Europe in Landmark Moment

This week the European Commission gave approval to a Ebola vaccine — an act that the World Health Organization calls landmark moment for global health...

WHO Reports Progress in Containing Ebola Outbreak in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization reports progress in containing the Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, but says many challenges to its...

Tanzania Refuses to Provide Detailed Information on Ebola Cases

Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, a rare public rebuke as the region...

Congo: Ebola Deaths in East of Sprawling African Nation Nearing 2,000 and Cases of Virus Exceeds 3,000

Congo's National Ebola Response Committee says confirmed Ebola deaths in the east of the sprawling African nation are nearing 2,000 and confirmed cases of...

UN Chief Encourages Donors to Honor Pledges They have Made to Combat Ebola

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres encouraged donors to honor the pledges they have made to combat Ebola as he visited the Democratic Republic of...

Ebola Epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo Reaches another Grim Milestone

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached another grim milestone, the World Health Organization says. More than one year after...

Deadly Ebola Virus Spreads to New Areas in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Health Organization said Friday that the deadly Ebola virus had spread to new areas in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The number of...

U.N. Secretary-General to Travel to Epicenter of Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo next week. The DRC is no stranger...

Children Orphans by Ebola in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Doubles

The U.N. children's fund reports the number of children orphaned by Ebola or separated from their parents because of the disease in eastern Democratic...

Two of Four Experimental Ebola Drugs Tests in Congo Saving Lives

Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an...

Fear of Ebola Virus Brings Border Traffic Between Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo to Virtual Standstill

Witnesses say fears of the Ebola virus have brought border traffic between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to a virtual standstill. Long...

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