Four Ebola responders killed in troubled eastern DR Congo
Three Ebola workers in eastern DR Congo have been killed, adding to the toll of people who have died fighting the nearly 16-month-old epidemic, a local UN source said Thursday.
O God, our help in ages past
If God was our Help in ages past, His unchallengeable nature means that He is our Help now, and in the years to come. Therefore, we are never going to be without a dependable Helper.
Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said. It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50,000 people over a period…
Combating Ebola, Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa
Scientists have said to improve global health security, there is need for Africa to adopt multidisciplinary approach to combat emerging infectious diseases outbreaks such as Ebola...
Reps ask Buhari to confer posthumous honour on Adadevoh
The House of Representatives has told President Muhammadu Buhari to immortalise the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh by conferring a posthumous national honour on her. Akiolu Kayode sponsored a motion to that effect yesterday.
300 attacks on Ebola health workers in DR Congo this year: report
Health workers battling an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo have been attacked 300 times, leaving six dead and 70 wounded since the start of the year in three provinces, authorities said on Monday.
First shipment of new Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo
The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the central African country battles its second deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary batch of 11,000 doses of the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson had arrived on Friday.
Ebola vaccine moves closer to market licence: European regulator
A vaccine against Ebola, not yet licensed but used to stem an outbreak in DR Congo, moved a step closer to the market Friday after obtaining a green light from Europe's medicines watchdog.
Expert blames diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS on poor nutrition, others
Executive Director of Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BOPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has attributed diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to poor nutrition, which lacks capacity to boost immune system.