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The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved the use of four experimental Ebola treatments to manage the ongoing outbreak in the east of the country. At least 59 people have died, with 102 cases diagnosed...

At least 50 children have been orphaned since the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was confirmed on August 1, the United Nations Children’s Fund...

More than 20,000 cholera cases have been confirmed in the Lake Chad Basin states of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon since January. In its latest epidemiological analysis of the regional cholera outbreak,...

The Ugandan government says effort to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) have suffered setbacks from recurrent cross-border transmissions from neighboring South Sudan and the Democratic Republic...

The Ghanaian government says tuberculosis patients incur median costs of up to US$4,455 per treatment episode, including direct medical and non-medical costs.  The revelations are contained in a report...

Humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened an Ebola treatment center in Mangina, the epicenter of the latest cholera outbreak in North Kivu...

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) says 6,382 autochthonous cases of Dengue fever have been confirmed in the French overseas territory of Reunion since January. The Reunion...

Five people have died while 350 others have tested positive for typhoid in Gweru, the third largest city in Zimbabwe. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said residents who contracted...

The government of Mozambique has announced the launch of a large-scale preventive vaccination campaign against cholera in the north of the country. During the month-long campaign, medical teams will administer...

The Ethiopian government has launched a preventive measles vaccination campaign that has an immunization target of 928,000 children aged between 6 months and 15 years. In a statement, the Ministry of...