Official numbers may indicate that Africa is being spared the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak—but the continent is waiting for the “ticking time bomb” to explode, Science reports.  

Health workers danced and sang in celebration as the DRC discharged its last Ebola patient yesterday, a milestone in the 42-day countdown to declaring the country Ebola-free, 

During the 2014 Ebola outbreak, Liberian volunteers helped limit the scope of the devastating epidemic with a simple strategy: Get the word out.   That approach could offer a template for other countries where government mistrust stymies outbreak response efforts.  

As Sierra Leone was in the throes of the 2014 Ebola crisis, there was an alarming uptick in adolescent pregnancies.   The number of 15-19-year-old girls who were pregnant or already mothers more than doubled from 30% to 65%. Myriad factors contributed: Quarantined Ebola…

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off the agency’s 146th Executive Board meeting in Geneva this morning with a rundown of WHO-led accomplishments in 2019—and a call for solidarity in the face of a challenging year ahead.

The DRC’s Ebola outbreak hasn’t just been deadly for infected patients and health workers under attack—journalists have come under fire as they fight the rampant  misinformation.   One radio broadcaster was stabbed to death in his home; his station soon shut down.

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Getting the language right in the multilingual DRC may help end the current Ebola outbreak.  Common terms in a response setting have different meaning to community members: “Suspected case” may be interpreted as “someone who is a bad person with little worth.” …

The Ebola response has been scaled back as machete-wielding militants terrorize Beni in eastern DRC—an outbreak hotspot, Amy Maxmen reports.  77 people have been killed in the recent violence.   UN staffers were evacuated after protesters—angry that the…

The world’s first Ebola vaccine was greenlit yesterday by the European Commission. Over 250,000 people have already received the vaccine—donated by Merck—under a compassionate use protocol amid the DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak. The vaccine—Ervebo—will now go through WHO’s…