When Matshidiso Moeti became the first woman to lead WHO’s Regional Office for Africa, the agency was taking heat for its handling of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak—and the tiny public health emergency team was “probably not even eight people.”  

Friday, Cameroonian epidemiologist Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed in an attack on Butembo University Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that also injured 2 others, the WHO reports.  

Since well before the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, North Kivu has been at war. What funds the fighting? An abundance of coltan. The “conflict mineral” ubiquitous inside laptops and cell phones may now be more valuable than the DRC's gold.…

For the second time, a WHO panel last Friday passed on declaring the worsening Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Science reports.

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reached a record-setting 18 cases in a single day, the WHO is reconsidering whether to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, CIDRAP reports.

A quarter of people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo don’t believe Ebola is real. That deep mistrust means people are 15X less likely to use Ebola clinics, AP reports.

In 2000, when Misaki Wayengera was a med student during an Ebola outbreak, the Ugandan pathologist—now at Makerere University’s College of Health Sciences—saw first-hand the need for fast Ebola diagnostics. Results were taking weeks to come back. There were rapid tests for…

When Ebola breaks out in a conflict zone, health workers can't do their jobs—and neither a promising vaccine. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ebola fight is also up against militias who, perpetually at war with each other, are now targeting clinics.  The…

Liberia is not prepared for Ebola’s return, according to the country’s chief medical officer Francis Kateh. A recent Ebola simulation reported cases at health facilities in 3 counties to test resilience and preparedness for another epidemic. Liberia didn’t make the grade,…

The cost of crucial vaccines for disease like Ebola and Zika may become unmanageable due to eroded pricing protections, warned Médecins Sans Frontières in an open letter to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness. CEPI took an “alarming step backwards” by reversing its…