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Congo-Kinshasa:Over 800 Dead in DRC Cholera Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 800 people have been killed as a result of a cholera epidemic linked to escalating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The deaths of the 882 victims have been recorded from over 44 000 outbreaks since the beginning of the year. Authorities said while the cholera epidemic has been on a downward trend, however, a relatively large increase in the number of cases has been observed in the Kasai and Lomani provinces. The provinces of are the last to be affected by the epidemic and had n (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How we got the story about monkeypox
Earlier this year, Washington Post photographer Melina Mara and I traveled with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to a village deep inside the Congo rain forest, reachable only by boat. The team was hunting for the origins of monkeypox, a mysterious and fatal disease. Monkeypox is a cousin to the deadly […]Related:Blood pressure of 130 is the new ‘high,’ according to first update of guidelines in 14 yearsGrilled-cheese sandwich suspected in young boy’s deathControversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon authorize unapproved drugs for battlefield use (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and other risk factors for intimate partner violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Tiruneh FN, Chuang KY, Ntenda PAM, Chuang YC.
In this study, we assessed the interrelationship among intimate partner violence (IPV), uninten... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Aid Groups Sound Alarm on DRC Crisis
By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 2017 (IPS)The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and the international community must step in before it worsens, humanitarian agencies warn. The escalation of ethnic clashes in southeastern DRC in recent months has left millions displaced and on the verge of starvation.In the past year alone, the conflict has displaced nearly 2 million, 850,000 of whom are children and some of whom have fled to the neighboring nations of Angola and Zambia. DRC already had the highest number of new displacements in the world in 2016.Last month, the U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Cells to Society: Native American Heritage/ Endowment / Research News
This study evaluates treatment outcomes from a clinical cohort with task-sharing between a clinical nurse practitioner and a medical officer. The researchers examined opportunities to increase treatment rates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa.     Read more   Climate Change ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - November 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Landmark Child Rape Case in Congo Goes to Court
Today, in the small village of Kavumu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 18 defendants are set to go on trial for the systematic rape of 46 young children over a period of four years. The case represents a landmark step in the fight against rape in Congo, a country marked by widespread sexual violence for decades. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) – along with TRIAL International, Panzi Hospital, and a host of Congolese partners – has worked to ensure evidence as well as survivors’ testimony will come to light in an open justice proceeding (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clandestine Abortion Is Common in Kinshasa, and Procedures Are Often Unsafe
An estimated 146,700 abortions were performed in 2016 in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a newstudy conducted by researchers at the University of Kinshasa and theGuttmacher Institute. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

DRC: Aid Urgently Needed in Rural Areas of Kasai
Press releaseDRC: Aid Urgently Needed in Rural Areas of KasaiNovember 07, 2017KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO —More aid is urgently needed in rural areas of Kasai province,Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as people come out of hiding a year after conflict flared in the region, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF).Alarming levels of malnutrition among young children indicate the severity of this neglected crisis. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

DRC: Mobile Clinics Provide Much-Needed Aid in Kasai Region
Voice from the FieldDRC: Mobile Clinics Provide Much-Needed Aid in Kasai RegionNovember 07, 2017For over a year the Greater Kasai region of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been wracked by waves of violence sparked by the killing of a local chief by Congolese armed forces in August 2016. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Bonobos help strangers without being asked
(Duke University) The impulse to be kind to strangers was long thought to be unique to humans, but research on bonobos suggests our species is not as exceptional in this regard as we like to think. Famously friendly apes from Africa's Congo Basin, bonobos will go out of their way to help a stranger get food even when there is no immediate payback, researchers show. What's more, they help spontaneously, without having to be asked first. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghost Workers Aren ’t Spooky—They’re Expensive
November 06, 2017The Democratic Republic of the Congo found $2 million in savings when they used data to uncover absent health workers.When a country uses theiHRIS software to manage their human resources for health, they sometimes get a bonus.Because iHRIS can connect with other software, it can provide data connections that offer unexpected benefits for the managers and leaders of a health care system. Sometimes, just connecting data between iHRIS and another system can save money —a lot of money.But it takes some detective work.Oh, not the kind that involves trench coats and fedoras. The kind that takes patience a...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Pregnant Mothers Dying in DRC Ethnic Conflicts
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabek é in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is afflicted by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and banditry recur, the area has become more isolated while roads and agricultural routes have deteriorated over the years. Subsequently, in Kabeké, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congo Child Rape Cases to Go to Trial
In the village of Kavumu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), families once endured the unspeakable: children abducted in the night and raped. Nearly five years after the first attacks and after an international mobilization of supporters, a trial to prosecute the alleged offenders will begin on Monday, November 6. Eighteen suspects will face charges, including a local politician. The trial will be a turning point for the fight against impunity in DRC, and civil society both locally and internationally played a decisive role in bringing about this historic moment. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joint Statement on Kavumu From PHR, TRIAL International, and Panzi Hospital
In the village of Kavumu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), families once endured the unspeakable: children abducted in the night and raped. Nearly five years after the first attacks and after an international mobilization of supporters, a trial to prosecute the alleged offenders will begin on Monday, November 6. Eighteen suspects will face charges, including a local politician. The trial will be a turning point for the fight against impunity in DRC, and civil society both locally and internationally played a decisive role in bringing about this historic moment. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville:Starvation Threatens Thousands of Congolese Children
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AS many as 700 000 children could starve in the conflict-torn Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) unless food aid is secured. The head of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, warned this was one of the humanitarian catastrophes looming in the area. "We need access to those children, and we need money urgently," he said at the conclusion of his tour of the Central African country. Some 3,2 million people in the Kasai are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themse (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WATCH: The Battle Against Sleeping Sickness
HuffPost traveled to Congo to document efforts to fight this deadly disease. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

WATCH: What Life Is Like With River Blindness
HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to document the fight against this preventable disease. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

WATCH: What Life Is Like When A Parasite Destroys Your Sight
HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to document the fight against this preventable disease. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'There is violence across, in all arenas': listening to stories of violence amongst sexual minority refugees in Uganda - McQuaid K.
This article examines the complex marginalisation and persecution faced by sexual minorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced displacement into Uganda. It demonstrates the need to create space for the voices of sexual minorities within transi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Let ’s Harness the Egalitarian Spirit of Sport for Global Cohesion
Football match to raise awareness on environmental issues in Watamu, Kenya jointly organized by UNESCO, UN Environment and UN Information Center. Credit: @UNESCOBy Ann Therese Ndong Jatta and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 2017 (IPS)24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.In his message to the world the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres remarked, “When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world”. Sport has proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool in promoting peace and development obje...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ann Therese Ndong Jatta and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Democracy Education Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

' Out Of Sight': 360-Degree Film Series On Diseases The World Ignores
HuffPost traveled to Nigeria and Congo to film the devastating toll that three illnesses take on local people, and what’s being done to help. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Conjoined Congo twins have surgery to separate
One-week-old Anick and Destin were born in a remote village in the DR of Congo. The girls were joined at the abdomen and share some internal organs. They will return home in 3 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twins born NATURALLY have separation operation
One-week-old Anick and Destin were born in a remote village in the DR of Congo. The girls were joined at the abdomen and share some internal organs. They will return home in 3 weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victims Of This Disfiguring Disease'Feel So Much Pain And Shame '
Nearly half the population of Congo is at risk for elephantiasis, which can produce hugely swollen body parts. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt. Breaks Ground for New Public Health Institute
[New Republic] In light of Liberia's determination towards a resilient healthcare push, yesterday marked the historic groundbreaking by Liberia and its traditional ally, the United States of America for the construction of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL); a National Reference; and Regional Laboratory Buildings in Oldest Congo - outside Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ellen Breaks Grounds for Public Health Institute
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson - Sirleaf and US Ambassador Christine Elder have broken grounds for the construction of facilities for a National Public Health Institute, National Reference and Regional Reference Laboratory at the SKD Boulevard Junction in Congo Town. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Drugs Shortage Fuels Deadly Cholera
[CAJ News] Kampala -AT least three people have died from cholera in western Uganda amid a shortage of medicines. The outbreak in the landlocked East African country has hit the Kasese district with more than 80 people admitted. Patients are admitted at the Bwera general hospital, some five kilometres from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where it is feared the disease emanates from. The Bwera and Nyakiyumbu sub counties are the worst hit. Dr Alphose Gatare, the medical superintendent, lamented the hospital was gr (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Cholera Death Toll Surges to 500
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -A raging cholera outbreak has claimed left over 500 people dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The epidemic, which has infected more than 24 000 people since an outbreak erupted in the North Kivu province in June, is projected to claim more lives with the rains imminent. The water borne disease has so far spread to 20 of the Central African country's 26 provinces, reaching epidemic proportions in 11. Cholera is endemic in six provinces but the drought of recent months and the high mobility of the pop (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Electric Cars: Exploitative Labor Practices
The Scottish government recently announced plans to, by 2032, phase out petrol and diesel vehicles. By 2040, the only cars on United Kingdom roads will also be electric, and petrol stations will be replaced by car charging points. Meanwhile, in the United States, Elon Musk has announced the launch of the Tesla Model 3, which he hopes will become the world’s first mass-market electric car. This shift to green technology is extremely welcome. Climate change is one of the biggest human rights challenges of our time, and cities from London to Delhi are choking on vehicle fumes. The move to electric cars will improve air ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Dummett Tags: Uncategorized technology world affairs Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

DRC: MSF Treats 17,000 People in One of the Largest National Cholera Outbreaks Ever
Field newsDRC: MSF Treats 17,000 People in One of the Largest National Cholera Outbreaks EverSeptember 27, 2017Since the cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was declared on September 9, international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 17,000 people after setting up approximately 30 cholera treatment units (CTU) and centers. The outbreak has already spread across 20 provinces—a situation never before seen in the country—and has not yet been brought under control. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - September 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brienne Prusak Source Type: news

Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on how trees react to climate change
Decaying notebooks discovered in an abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating from 1930sA cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to climate change.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Grossman Tags: Trees and forests Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Environment Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa World news Science Biology UK news Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: UN Must Lead Global Battle Against Counterfeit Medicines, Congo Tells General Assembly
[UN News] The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes By Age 10, Global Study Finds
In almost every society, from Baltimore to Beijing, boys are told from a young age to go outside and have adventures, while young girls are encouraged to stay home and do chores. In most cultures, girls are warned off taking the initiative in any relationship and by 10 years old, already have the distinct impression that their key asset is their physical appearance. These are the findings of a new six-year study of gender expectations around the world, which gathered data on 10- to 14-year-olds from 15 different countries of varying degrees of wealth and development. The research teams interviewed 450 adolescents and their...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized boys gender girls Global global study health Johns Hopkins Mental Health/Psychology Stereotypes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: CAR Refugee Influx Triggers HIV, Humanitarian Crises
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -MORE than 140 000 civilians have fled Central African Republic to the equally-troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, triggering a severe humanitarian and health emergency. The refugees have fled deadly clashes between the pro-Muslim Seleka rebels and pro Christian anti-Balaka to settle in the North Ubangi and Bas-U élé Provinces in the neighbouring country that is suffering its militancy problems of its own. There is a great deal of concern about the massive displacement of populations and the (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Cholera Death Toll Rising
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AN outbreak of cholera has killed more than 500 people in the conflict-ton Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic
Credit: Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty ImagesBy Lindah MogeniUNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 2017 (IPS)Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International. The UN peacekeeping force in the region, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), tasked with civilian protection, has been unable to curb these systematic abuses, Amnesty says.&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lindah Mogeni Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion Source Type: news

Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO Over 500 Dead as Congo Cholera Epidemic Spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo's cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping Congo, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads: WHO
KINSHASA (Reuters) - More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

"My heart is in his hands": the lived spiritual experiences of Congolese refugee women survivors of sexual violence - Smigelsky MA, Gill AR, Foshager D, Aten JD, Im H.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced widespread violence, including sexual violence. Sexual violence toward women includes rape, genital mutilation, and sexual slavery. Many Congolese have sought to escape such conditions as refugees in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Voices and views of Congolese refugee women: a qualitative exploration to inform health promotion and reduce inequities - McMorrow S, Saksena J.
Refugees have recently been thrust into the spotlight worldwide. The strikingly negative rhetoric currently surrounding refugees calls for increased action from public health educators. In 2016, the largest proportion of refugees to the United States came ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO declares new Ebola epidemic as infections soar in Africa
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an “Ebola epidemic” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after they confirmed nine cases linked to the virus in the remote forested region. Three people have reportedly died, causing alarm among health officials who fear that this could be another outbreak similar to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differentials for burying the war dead | Brief letters
Eton cheating | Graham Greene | First world war burials | Armageddon | Yotam Ottolenghi ’s ingredientsPJ Murphy wonders if the young men of Eton and Winchester who colluded to cheat in examinations are heading for a career in banking (Letters, 1 September). If history is a guide, I suspect that they are as likely to make their way into politics, where they will find they are equally well prepared and be welcomed by familiar faces who had been taught in the same way.Alan BrownYork• Mark Lawson isn’t quite accurate with his assertion (Strike action, Review, 26 August) that Graham Gre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Brief letters Tags: Private schools Education Exams Graham Greene Books First world war Space Science Mathematics Food & drink Life and style UK news Source Type: news

Violence, fear limit access to pregnancy care in Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai area
Language EnglishKALOMBA, Democratic Republic of the Congo –Jacqueline Lusambo is 18 and pregnant, and has spent the last six months living in the bush, hiding from the conflict that rages through Kasai Central, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.She did not think it would be this way. When she learned, eight months ago, that she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband were living comfortably in the village of Milambo. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: South Kivu Cholera Outbreak Threatens to Spread Out of Control
[MSF] A recently declared cholera outbreak in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, threatens to spread out of control unless a full response is implemented, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned. MSF teams are providing assistance in the towns of Minova, Bukavu, Bulengo, Numbi, Sebele, Nyange and Baraka, with the disease threatening to spread rapidly unless prevention measures are in place, including in the large towns of Minova and Bukavu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news