Treating trauma and aggression with narrative exposure therapy in former child and adult soldiers: a randomized controlled trial in Eastern DR Congo - Koebach A, Carleial S, Elbert T, Schmitt S, Robjant K.
OBJECTIVE: Individuals who return from armed groups present with a history of traumatic events including perpetration. Subsequent severe mental stress and heightened levels of reactive and appetitive aggression may persist and if left untreated, frequently... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles 'Killing Again' in DR Congo, Vaccination Ongoing
[Nation] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are declaring an outbreak of measles, raising fears of a repeat of infections two years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Twenty-three travelers in Washington state being monitored for possible Ebola infection
(Natural News) Health authorities in the state of Washington are now observing 23 people for the Ebola virus. The 23 travelers are from the West African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where there are current outbreaks of the disease. However, state health officials are reassuring Washington residents that there is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saving Endangered Bonobos Teaches A Lesson In Empathy
At an animal sanctuary in the Congo, young students are learning why the gentle, endangered apes known as bonobos should be seen as a national treasure.(Image credit: Ley Uwera for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Responds to the Worrying Increase in Measles Cases
[MSF] Measles is once again on the rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recent upsurge in cases - more than 13,000 since January 1st - is a major source of concern for M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bonobos Offer Clues To Why Humans Evolved To Value Niceness
Humans evolved to be nice — at least sometimes. The trait has helped us succeed as a species. But how did it happen? A look at some peace-loving apes in Democratic Republic of the Congo offers clues. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Study: Female monkeys use males as " hired guns " for defense against predators
(Wildlife Conservation Society) Researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society's (WCS) Congo Program and the Nouabal é -Ndoki Foundation found that female putty-nosed monkeys (Cercopithecus nictitans) use males as " hired guns " to defend from predators such as leopards. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Identities
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 2021 (IPS)   I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed … Safia Elhillo Many years ago, when my youngest daughter was still a child, she suddenly became sick with stomach pains, vomiting and high fever. At the hospital a nice nurse, probably to find out if the feverish little girl was cognizan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa
Twenty-seven people who returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being monitored. Health officials say the risk any of them have contracted the virus is low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Coronavirus Fallout Traps More Girls in Sex Work
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kinshasa -- Rising number of girls in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) turn to sex trade as COVID-19 deepens desperation (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: What Went Wrong in the DR Congo's Latest Ebola Outbreak?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- When the Democratic Republic of Congo's largest-ever outbreak of Ebola first emerged in the north-east of the country in 2018, it appeared that it would remain small and relatively isolated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: Opposition Leader Guy-Brice Parfait Kol élas Has Died
[allAfrica] Opposition leader Guy-Brice Parfait Kol élas has died after contracting Covid-19. Kolélas died in the plane on his way to France where he was to receive treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Republic of Congo polls open; candidate sick with COVID-19
Republic of Congo is pressing ahead with an election that is expected to extend President Denis Sassou N’Guesso's 36 years in power (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Children still working in gold mines in the DR Congo, human rights groups say
Videos and photos sent to the FRANCE 24 Observers team on March 3 show children working in gold mines in Kamituga in South Kivu province... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Attitudes Towards Abortion Suggest There Are Ways to Overcome Stigma
[The Conversation Africa] In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), restrictive abortion laws, limited medical resources, and high costs - all heightened by two decades of conflict - have led to barriers in access to safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: DR Congo Delays Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
[Nation] Kinshasa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Country Delays Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
[Nation] Kinshasa -- The Democratic Republic of Congo has put off the start of the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Says AstraZeneca Vaccinations Should Continue as DR Congo Halts Rollout Over Health Concerns
[RFI] The Democratic Republic of Congo is to postpone its AstraZeneca vaccination campaign, originally set to begin on Monday. It is following moves by countries taking similar precautionary measures over blood clot fears. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Get More Covid Jab Doses Amid Astrazeneca Safety Fears
[Nation] The Ministry of Health has revealed that Kenya expects to receive a second batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses despite the jab being suspended wholly or in part in at least seven European countries and in DRC Congo over safety concerns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor Infected Years Ago May Have Started New Outbreak
Genetic sequencing of virus samples from patients in Guinea suggest that the new outbreak is a continuation of the 2014-16 epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science Ebola Virus Genetics and Heredity Immune System Centers for Disease Control and Prevention University of Nebraska Institut Pasteur University of Edinburgh Guinea Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: More Than 1.7 Million Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo
[Unicef] Kinshasa -- More than 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Kinshasa, the capital of the DRC. They were shipped to the country through COVAX, an alliance comprising the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) working in partnership with UNICEF as key implementing partner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOBy Audrey Azoulay and Katrín JakobsdóttirPARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world. The pandemic has created a new landscape. Although women have played a key role in responding to the crisis, gender inequalities have widened across the board. In education, 767 million women and girls were impa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Audrey Azoulay and Katrin Jakobsdottir Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politic Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Children Turn to Motorbike Taxis for Work As Covid-19 Bites
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kinshasa -- With schools shut due to the pandemic, many Congolese children are illegally driving motorcycle taxis to support their families (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People With Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key To Unlocking Cure
-- Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott researchers find rare group of people with controlled HIV who could be a key to unlocking cure
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts - without the use of antiretroviral treatment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Abbott Business and Industry Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania On High Alert Over Ebola From DRC, Guinea
[East African] Tanzania is among six African countries on high alert following an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea on February 14 and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a week earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ending Inequality is Everyone ’s Business
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. The dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa started in February. Credit: UNICEF/Sibylle DesjardinsBy Tlaleng MofokengJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) The UNAIDS 2020 Global AIDS Update gave us a clear indication why the world did not meet the Fast-Track targets by 2020. Inequality, perpetuated by structural oppression such as gender inequality; economic disparity; including human rights abuses and violations. For most of us living in sub-Saharan Africa, we don’t need a report ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tlaleng Mofokeng Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Alert On Ebola
[Daily Trust] On February 7, 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in its North Kivu Province. DRC had on November 18, 2020, declared its 11th Ebola outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: World's Tropical Forests and People Imperiled By Legal Rollbacks Under Covid-19
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mexico City -- Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru and DR Congo have weakened regulations to boost economic growth (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Using Covid-19 to Exploit Environment, Indigenous Rights Threatened - Report
[RFI] The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo is using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to backtrack on environmental safeguards, which is impacting on the rights of indigenous people, according to a report published on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO Steps Up Efforts to Curb Ebola Outbreaks
[WHO] Brazzaville -- With efforts gathering pace to promptly tackle the new Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) is deploying teams of experts to support the national authorities ramp up the response and avert widespread infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Calls for Swift Action on New Ebola Outbreaks
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2021 -- Swift action is needed on two new Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea " to avoid catastrophic consequences, " the White House said Tuesday. " While the world is reeling from the ongoing... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Feb. 17, 2021
U.S. Calls for Swift Action on New Ebola Outbreaks Swift action is needed on two new Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Guinea " to avoid catastrophic consequences, " the White House said Tuesday. " While the world is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ashley Judd's Photos Of Her Harrowing Rescue In Congo Highlight The Heroes
"I wake up weeping in gratitude," the actor said after the "grueling 55-hour odyssey" to save her shattered leg. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Africa: Timeline - New Ebola Outbreaks in Guinea, DR Congo Pose Regional Risk
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- The Ebola virus has been detected in West Africa for the first time since the outbreak in 2013-2016. Here's a timeline of the key developments (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guinea Declares Ebola Epidemic as Neighboring Countries Act to Prevent Further Spread
DAKAR, Senegal — Guinea has officially declared it has an Ebola epidemic after at least three people have died and four others have been infected in the West African nation. Neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia have put their citizens on high alert as the three West African nations battled the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016, which began in Guinea and in which more than 11,300 people died. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has flown to consult with Guinean President Alpha Conde. Guinea’s new Ebola outbreak occurred in N’Zerekore, in southern Guinea, where health offi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLEY PETESCH / AP Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Guinea tracks potential Ebola contacts as vaccination campaign begins in Congo
Guinea is tracking down people who potentially came in contact with Ebola patients after three people died of the disease, Health Minister Remy Lamah said on Monday. Meanwhile, the WHO said an Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in the Congolese city of Butembo. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Motivations for sexual violence in armed conflicts: voices from combatants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Bitenga Alexandre A, Moke Mutondo K, Bazilashe Balegamire J, Emile A, Mukwege D.
This paper sets out to explore sexual violence in armed conflict from the perspective of the combatants themselves. We interviewed combatants in South Kivu in eastern DRC about their experiences with sexual violence, what they think causes it, and how it m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guinea: Health Ministry Officially Declares New Ebola Outbreak
[DW] Guinea's Health Ministry has now confirmed a new outbreak of the rare but deadly virus that causes fever, aches, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding. DR Congo has also reported cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ashley Judd hospitalised following “catastrophic” accident in the Congo
Ashley Judd has been hospitalised following a “catastrophic” accident in the Congo which left her with a shattered leg. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea: Four Die In New Ebola Outbreak
[DW] Guinea's Health Ministry is "really concerned" over a recent outbreak of the rare but deadly virus that causes fever, aches, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding. DR Congo has also reported cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Second Person Dies in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DRC
The woman may have had a link to another person who was married to an Ebola survivor and who died a few days previously in Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 11, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Congo officials confirm 2nd death from Ebola in the east
Officials say a second case and death of Ebola has been recorded in Congo’s North Kivu province (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic has Shown Humanity at its Best – & at its Worst
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. The dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa started in February. Credit: UNICEF/Sibylle DesjardinsBy Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusGENEVA, Feb 11 2021 (IPS) WHO and UNICEF have a long, deep and very special relationship. Neither of us could do what we do without the other. UNICEF’s success is WHO’s success, and we are proud to be your partner on so many issues: Ebola, polio, maternal health, nutrition, infection prevention and control, primary health care – the list is long. Neve...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tags: Development & Aid Education Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Resurfaces in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
[CFR] Three months after health authorities from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the country had brought to an end its eleventh outbreak of Ebola, the disease has killed the wife of a survivor in a hospital in Butembo, a large city (estimated population of around one million) in North Kivu province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 7 February 2021, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after the laboratory confirmation of one case in Butembo, North Kivu Province. The case was a 42-year-old female living in Masoya Health Area, Biena Health Zone. She was a spouse of an EVD survivor, who has been followed up and whose biological samples have tested negative since 28 September 2020. On 25 January 2021, the case presented with nasal bleeding. From 25 January to 1 February, she reportedly received outpatient care in Ngubi health center. From 1 to 3 February, she was admitted to M...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Fresh Ebola outbreak feared in Democratic Republic of Congo
New case emerges as country battles second wave of coronavirus that is stronger than first (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: UNICEF Deploys Staff, Medical Equipment and Supplies in Response to Latest DRC Ebola Case
[Unicef] Staff from UNICEF are working with the DRC Ministry of Health and medics in North Kivu province -- in the east of the country -- following an announcement by the Ministry of Health of the death of a 42 year-old-mother from Ebola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Records First Ebola Death in Three Months
[DW] The World Health Organization said that researchers were examining samples from the patient for potential links to the previous outbreak. WHO has traced at least 70 contacts to the new case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo working to stop new Ebola outbreak in country's east
Health officials in Congo confirmed the fourth outbreak in less than three years (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news