Congo-Brazzaville: 'It Weighs You Down,' Covid-19 Survivor Says
[WHO] Yaffa Fatoumata hoped that the fever and the sore throat she was suffering were just signs of a passing flu. However, when the symptoms persisted, the26-year-old legal assistant in Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Communication decided to get tested for COVID-19. Two days after the test, her results turned out positive for the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC - the Great Lengths That Polio Vaccinators Go to Reach Every Last Child
[WHO] By foot, boat and bicycle, thousands of volunteer vaccinators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) go to extraordinary efforts, sometimes at personal risk, to help eradicate polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists identify new species of crystal-encrusted truffle, thanks to bonobos
(Florida Museum of Natural History) Mushroom-munching bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have introduced scientists to a new species of truffle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Why wait for it?' How to predict a pandemic
Strides are being made towards an open access atlas that could predict where dangerous animal-borne viruses will next appearHow do you predict where a deadly tropical disease such as Ebola, possibly the most virulent in the world, will appear next? Since it first emerged in a small town on the edge of a Congolese forest, it has broken out in seven other African countries, often thousands of miles apart.Sometimes it has spilled out of remote rainforest and then disappeared for years. Other times it has turned up in cities, baffling world bodies and governments that can only try to respond as fast as possible. But actually, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: Infectious diseases Ebola Zika virus Coronavirus outbreak Microbiology Medical research Science World news Animals Farming Environment Climate change Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic, Senegalese Police Units Proceed With Rotations Within Monusco
[Monusco] After 17 months in operation instead of the 12 initially planned, a first portion of the troops of the Senegalese Formed Police Unit (SENFPU 13) left Goma, North Kivu and Bunia, Ituri, to return to their home country. In the meantime, 135 other elements of the Senegalese gendarmerie, including 38 women, making up the SENFPU 14, have arrived in the DRC, to take over from their colleagues at the end of their mission, a second portion of which will leave the Congolese soil on October 1. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Warns Against Potential Ebola Spread in DR Congo and Beyond
[UN News] Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Commission Assesses Luau Border Post
[ANGOP] Luau -- The members of the Moxico Provincial Multi-sectoral Commission Monday evaluated the functioning of the border post in the Angolan municipality of Luau, with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
Three months after the declaration of the eleventh Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the number of confirmed cases continues to increase, and the geographic spread of the outbreak continues to expand. As of 1 September 2020, 110 cases (104 confirmed and six probable) including 47 deaths (case fatality ratio 43%) have been reported from 36 health areas in 11 health zones. In the past 21 days (12 August – 1 September 2020), 24 confirmed cases have been reported in 15 health areas across eight health zones. To date, three healthcare workers have been affected, mak...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

How to Stop the Next Pandemic
It ’s not just Covid-19. Pathogens once confined to nature are making their way into humans on a more regular basis. And it’s our fault. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonah M. Kessel Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Daszak, Peter China EcoHealth Alliance Nipah Virus Lyme Disease Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Quammen, David Wildlife Conservation Society SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Wildlife Trade Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Pledges to Protect Revered Doctor Denis Mukwege
[Nation] Kinshasa -- Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi has personally assured the protection of Dr Denis Mukwege, a revered medic in the country, following reports that he has been threatened with death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Bachelet Demande Une Enqu ête Sur Les Menaces De Mort Contre Le Dr Mukwege
[OHCHR] Gen ève -- Le Dr Mukwege, qui a fondé et dirige l'hôpital Panzi à Bukavu, a obtenu une reconnaissance internationale, notamment le prix Nobel de la paix 2018, pour ses décennies de travail au service de milliers de femmes victimes de violences sexuelles et de violence de genre dans l'est de la Rép ublique démocratique du Congo (RDC). Il a également été un fervent défenseur contre l'utilisation du viol comme arme de guerre et pour une protection accru (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Bachelet Urges Investigation into Death Threats Against Dr Mukwege
[OHCHR] Genenva -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed deep concern over the recent death threats directed at the Congolese human rights defender and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, and called for swift action to investigate who is behind the threats and bring them to justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Says World's Largest Measles Epidemic Is Over Congo Says World's Largest Measles Epidemic Is Over
The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it has ended the world's largest measles outbreak that has killed more than 7,000 children since it was declared 14 months ago.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Is Erupting In The Western Forests Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Deep in the heart of the western forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a new outbreak of Ebola is building steam. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: More Ebola Cases Reported
[Nation] Kinshasa -- The technical secretariat for the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed two new positive cases in Lotumbe, Equateur province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville: Ebola Outbreak in Western Democratic Republic of the Congo Reaches 100 Cases
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Outbreak in Western Democratic Republic of the Congo Reaches 100 Cases
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The number of cases in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached 100, a near two-fold increase in a little over five weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Q & A: Ageing Africa Left out of COVID-19 Policies
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of the ageing population in various African countries were not adequately addressed. However, since the pandemic a recent survey has shown that the pandemic has further compounded the existing health challenges, further increasing neglect of older persons.Credit: Dolphin Emali/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) Nearly three quarters of respondents in a survey across 18 African countries have claimed that their countries’ COVID-19 responses are gravely lacking in addressing the ageing population. The survey, conducted by the Stakeholder Group on Ageing (SGA) ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Ageing Population Source Type: news

More Countries Now Using mHero to Boost COVID-19 Response
August 20, 2020More countries are using mHero to tackle theirCOVID-19 epidemics, including to monitor the health of their frontline health workers, speed up communications between ministries and the front lines, and boost surveillance and response for COVID-19 and other disease threats.During any disease outbreak, real-time communication between national health authorities and frontline health workers is critical to protecting health workers and saving lives. IntraHealth International’smHero application—a two-way, mobile phone-based communication system that connects ministries of health and health workers&mdas...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Digital Health Technology Mobile Technology Health Workers Source Type: news

Termite-fishing chimpanzees provide clues to the evolution of technology
(University of Miami) Unlike chimpanzees in East and West Africa, who use a single tool to extract termites, chimpanzees in Central Africa's Congo Basin use tool sets--puncturing sticks or perforating twigs plus fishing probes--to harvest the insects from underground nests or towering earthen mounds scattered across lowland forests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Call to Protect Nobel Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege After Threats Following Broadcast in Rwanda
[Physicians for Human Rights] As a  longstanding partner of Dr. Denis Mukwege -- the renowned Congolese surgeon, 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace co-laureate, and Founder and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, South Kivu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urgently appealing for immedi ate action to protect the doctor, his family members, his patients, and the vital work of the staff at Panzi Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Millions ‘on the edge’ in DR Congo, now in even greater danger of tipping over: WFP
Millions of lives could be lost to hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid escalating conflict and worsening COVID-19 transmission, the UN emergency food relief agency has warned, urging the international community to step up support for the African nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Millions ‘on the edge’ in DR Congo now in even greater danger of tipping over: WFP
Millions of lives could be lost to hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid escalating conflict and worsening COVID-19 transmission, the UN emergency food relief agency has warned, urging the international community to step up support for the African nation. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Affective and psychotic disorders in war-torn eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a cross-sectional study - Vivalya BM, Bin Kitoko GM, Nzanzu AK, Vagheni MM, Masuka RK, Mugizi W, Ashaba S.
This study is aimed at determining the prevalence rate of affective and psychotic diso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Covid-19 Shows That the DRC Must Invest in a Health Research Industry
[The Conversation Africa] In early March, the first COVID-19 case was imported from Europe to Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC's) densely populated capital city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: From Despair to Hope in the DRC - a Teen Mother's Inspiring Journey
[UNFPA] Lubumbashi -- One of 11 children, Ruth Kalenga's father died when she was in her second year of high school. During this period, she fell pregnant. "We suffered with my child," she said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Multilateral Bank Intermediation Must Help Developing Countries ’ Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 2020 (IPS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned that developing countries would need more than the earlier estimated US$2.5 trillion to provide relief to affected families and businesses and expedite economic recovery. Anis Chowdhury With their limited fiscal capacities, developing countries will need to borrow more, increasing their often already high public debt burdens. Developing country debt has grown rapidly since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC), reaching historical highs even before the...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

We are entering an era of pandemics – it will only end when we protect the rainforest | Peter Daszak
Reducing deforestation and the exploitation of wildlife are the first steps in breaking the chain of disease emergenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn late 2013, in the village of Meliandou in rural Guinea, a group of children playing near a hollow tree disturbed a small colony of bats hiding inside. Scientists think that Emile Ouamouno, who later became the first tragic “index” case in the west AfricanEbola outbreak, was likely exposed to bat faeces whileplaying near the tree.Every pandemic starts like this. An innocuous human activity, such as eating wildlife, can spark an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Daszak Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Ebola Sars Aids and HIV Deforestation Conservation Environment Trees and forests Science World news Source Type: news

We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest | Peter Daszak
Reducing deforestation and the exploitation of wildlife are the first steps in breaking the chain of disease emergenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn late 2013, in the village of Meliandou in rural Guinea, a group of children playing near a hollow tree disturbed a small colony of bats hiding inside. Scientists think that Emile Ouamouno, who later became the first tragic “index” case in the west AfricanEbola outbreak, was likely exposed to bat faeces whileplaying near the tree.Every pandemic starts like this. An innocuous human activity, such as eating wildlife, can spark an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Daszak Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Ebola Sars Aids and HIV Deforestation Conservation Environment Trees and forests Science World news Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - 72 Angolans Return Home
[ANGOP] Cabinda -- Seventy-two Angolan citizens who had been stranded in the Republic of the Congo returned last Saturday to the country's northen Cabinda province, through Massabi road at border with the Point Noir. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: President Signals End of Covid-19 Health Emergency, Urges Continued Caution
[RFI] People in the Democratic Republic of Congo are slowly resuming normal activities in the wake of Covid-19 health emergency. President Tshisekedi has ordered a three-stage reopening of business activities, schools, and borders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Plague – Democratic Republic of the Congo
The health zone of Rethy in Ituri province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has seen an upsurge of plague cases since June 2020. The first case, a 12-year-old girl, reported to a local health centre on 12 June experiencing a headache, fever, cough, and an enlarged lymph node. She died on the same day and further deaths from the community due to suspected cases of plague were subsequently reported. From 11 June though 15 July, six out of 22 health areas have been affected within Rethy health zone (11 villages), with a total of 45 cases including nine deaths (case fatality rate: 20%). All nine (9) cases who died presen...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The World Needs You. Now.
Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitBy Yasmine SherifNEW YORK, Jul 20 2020 (IPS) “We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now,” Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century. Yasmine SherifWhile COVID-19 is indeed a health crisis, the state of the world is in a bigger, multi-dimensional crisis. The one safe solution is...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yasmine Sherif Tags: Armed Conflicts Climate Change Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: A Thief for All Seasons - Not Even COVID-19 Will Stop the Corrupt
[East African] Albert M'peti Biyombo, Democratic Republic of Congo's Deputy Health Minister, is a very brave man. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases Rise, Surpass Previous Outbreak
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps. Confirmed cases have now surpassed the total number recorded during the province's last outbreak in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dynamics of child soldiers' psychosocial rehabilitation and well-being: perspectives from bioecological systems theory in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Kiyala JCK.
Background research on children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG) and the analysis of how to facilitate their social reintegration and human development reveals a variety of complex individual and collective challenges with which they ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The impact of avoidant/disengagement coping and social support on the mental health of adolescent victims of sexual violence in eastern Congo - Verelst A, Bal S, De Schryver M, Say Kana N, Broekaert E, Derluyn I.
INTRODUCTION: Eastern Congo has been affected by armed conflict for decades while the rampant use of sexual violence has left many women and girls dealing with a wide range of consequences of sexual violence. For adolescent victims the psychosocial impact ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

WHO concerned about growing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are concerned about the growing Ebola outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as they face critical funding gaps amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency said on Thursday (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Cases Rise, Surpass Previous Outbreak in DRC
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps. Confirmed cases have now surpassed the total number recorded during the province's last outbreak in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: 20 More Deaths and More Than 50 Ebola Cases in West - WHO
[RFI] Ebola is spreading in the western Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Central African Republic with 20 deaths and 48 cases registered with three suspect cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: A Job for a Woman - Peacebuilding and Delivering Benefits to People Hungering for Change
[allAfrica] What is now the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced turbulence and conflict for centuries, and most of its 85 million people remain desperately poor. Yet it is, potentially, one of the world's richest countries, and its scientists and health professionals have achieved successes against Ebola, one of the infectious diseases the world most feared prior to Covid-19.In a conversation with AllAfrica's Tami Hultman, Jeanine Mabunda Lioko, the first woman President of the National Asse (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: 'Mafia Network' At Centre of COVID Fund Fraud in DR Congo, Says Junior Minister
[RFI] A "mafia network" at the heart of the Congolese health ministry is responsible for embezzling funds destined for the fight against Covid-19, according to a letter from the junior health minister Albert M'Peti Biyombo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Health Workers Reduce Coronavirus Services in Pay Protest Congo Health Workers Reduce Coronavirus Services in Pay Protest
Health workers responding to the coronavirus outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital have cut their services to a minimum in protest against unpaid bonuses, they said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Kinshasa & #039;s Informal Drug Shops: Results from a Mystery Client Study
CONCLUSIONSLeveraging informal outlets to increase contraceptive provision will require identifying quality outlets, strengthening supply chains and advocating for policy changes that recognize them as effective contraceptive providers without decreasing their perceived advantages for women. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval for Janssen ’s Preventive Ebola Vaccine
Discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken place to define the required data set for filing US licensure. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen preventive Ebola vaccine regimen, Ad26.ZEBOV and MVA-BN-Filo, utilizes a non-replicating viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors carry the genetic code of several Ebola virus proteins in order to trigger an immune response.Janssen’s vac...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What happened around the world on July 1
The UN Security Council demanded an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in key conflicts, including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Africa ’s Post-pandemic Future Needs to Embrace Youth in Agriculture
Aslihan Arslan, Senior Economist, Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD and Zoumana Bamba, IITA Country Representative, DR CongoBy Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana BambaJun 29 2020 (IPS) Warnings at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that Africa could be hit by a wave of up to 10 million cases within six months thankfully now seem unfounded, although it is still far too early to be over-confident. The World Health Organization said on May 22 that the virus appears to be “taking a different pathway” on the continent, with a lower mortality rate and a slower rise in cases than other regions. However, th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aslihan Arslan and Zoumana Bamba Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Source Type: news

Congo Declares End of Ebola Outbreak in East, Second Deadliest in History Congo Declares End of Ebola Outbreak in East, Second Deadliest in History
The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is over after nearly two years and more than 2,200 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo said on Thursday, even as a separate flare-up of the virus continued elsewhere in the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news