A government military operation launched in Congo Republic’s capital region last year has caused more than 80,000 people to flee amidst escalating violence, a joint UN and government statement reported last Friday. Aerial bombardments have aimed to quash a rebellion by an…

KAHEMBA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO—Last week, a few doctors from WHO drove for 2 days on rugged roads to reach this dusty town close to the Angolan border. They came to discuss yellow fever, a hemorrhagic disease spread by mosquitoes, which makes most people feel like…

A syringe shortage and other setbacks threaten to hold up a major yellow fever vaccination campaign in Congo later this month. Officials hope to halt the spread of the disease before it hits Kinshasa, the capital. With the WHO’s endorsement, the country plans to vaccinate…