Contraceptive Implants Are Driving Big Gains in Access to Family Planning
July 10, 2018On the road to universal access to family planning, what really gets results? And what's  next?Today, nearly two-thirds of all married or in-union women (64%) worldwide are using contraception,according to the United Nations—from 36% in 1970. And sexually active unmarried women are also using contraception at high rates.The right of women and men to freely plan the number and spacing of their children continues to be auniversally recognized human right. And voluntary family planning —with access to a wide range of contraceptive method options, competent service providers, and supportive health...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Dozens Dead in DRC Measles Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AT LEAST 30 people have died from an outbreak of measles in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared 'largely contained' by the World Health Organization. Carolina researchers are providing on-the-ground care to Ebola patients, continuing to monitor Ebola survivors from the 2014 outbreak to learn more about the virus, and tested the experimental drug remdesivir. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:MSF Ends Ebola Activities in DR Congo
[MSF] After a two-month emergency intervention in Equator Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams have begun handing over Ebola response activities to the Congolese Ministry of Health and other non-governmental organisations in Mbandaka, Bikoro, Itipo and Iboko (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo Completes Surveillance of Ebola Contacts, No New Cases Congo Completes Surveillance of Ebola Contacts, No New Cases
Democratic Republic of Congo moved closer to declaring its Ebola outbreak over when the health ministry said it had completed surveillance of the last people who came into contact with patients and had not found any new cases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Health Minister Speaks of Pride in 'Control' of Ebola Outbreak After 7 Weeks
[Govt of Democratic Republic of Congo] This Thursday, June 28, 2018, all people who have been in contact with the last confirmed case of Ebola have completed their 21-day follow-up period without showing signs of contamination. This is an important step in the response to the Ebola outbreak as it marks the beginning of the countdown to the announcement of the end of the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The end of the epidemic will be declared when the country has spent 42 days, two incubation periods, without notifying (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘ Largely Contained ’
The first Ebola outbreak fought with a new vaccine is winding down, according to the World Health Organization. The outbreak lasted just seven weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) Mbandaka (Congo, Democratic Republic of) Africa Source Type: news

Congo counts down to declaring end to Ebola outbreak
Congo moves closer to declaring its Ebola outbreak over as health ministry says it's completed surveillance of the last people who came into contact with patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo says countdown toward end of Ebola outbreak begins
Congo says countdown toward end of latest Ebola outbreak begins; no new cases in 3 weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo completes surveillance of Ebola contacts, no new cases
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo moved closer to declaring its Ebola outbreak over on Wednesday when the health ministry said it had completed surveillance of the last people who came into contact with patients and had not found any new cases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO
Almost two months after the start of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts announced on Tuesday that the deadly disease has “largely been contained”.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding how solidarity groups-a community-based economic and psychosocial support intervention-can affect mental health for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo - Koegler E, Kennedy C, Mrindi J, Bachunguye R, Winch P, Ramazani P, Makambo MT, Glass N.
Solidarity groups were established in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to provide female survivors of conflict-related sexual violence an opportunity to generate income, establish networks of support, and cope with atrocities. Qualitative data were col... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scientists aim to stop the devastation of Zika-like pandemics
Killer viruses can ravage countries, but now a new project hopes to spot diseases likely to jump from animals to humansFor several months, health workers have been battling to contain anEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A total of 60 cases, 28 of them fatal, have been reported around the town of Mbandaka, though authorities say the outbreak is now under control.Politicians, nevertheless, remain nervous. Thousands died in theWest African Ebola outbreak of 2014 after the virus – which probably spread from infected animals, such as fruit bats – triggered widespread cases of severe, sometimes ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science editor Tags: Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Ebola Zika virus Sars Science Health Society World news Africa China Source Type: news

Africa:Why Indigenous Medicine Could Play a Role in Rebuilding Health Systems
[The Conversation Africa] Conflicts do not spare health systems. From Afghanistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the effects that wars and state fragility have on health care provision are all too visible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy
(Natural News) The leaf powder of Moringa oleifera lam. (Moringa) could help human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo looked at the effect of M. oleifera... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained,' says WHO
No new cases of Ebola virus disease have been confirmed in Congo since the last known sufferer died on June 9, World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Response Shows Lessons Learned
[AfricaFocus] The Democratic Republic of Congo has extensive experience in successfully containing Ebola outbreaks (the one which was reported in May is the ninth since the first in 1976). But this one, with cases in Mbandaka, a river-port city of over one million people on the country's western border, raised the nightmare scenario of spreading to other river-port cities such as the capital Kinshasa (over 11 million people), as well as Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo, and Bangui in the Central African Republic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained'
Ebola outbreak in Congo has been 'largely contained,' World Health Organization says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in Congo 'largely contained', says WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has been "largely contained" and no new cases of the disease have been confirmed since the last known sufferer died on June 9, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:A Friendly Football Match, Ebola, and Infodemics
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: As the Democratic Republic of Congo works to curb an Ebola outbreak, Nigerians expressed strong reactions to the proposal of a friendly match on the 25th of May, 2018 between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Congo-Kinshasa of Democratic Republic of Congo. In this week's Thought Leadership Piece, Dr Ibrahim Mamadu, an Epidemiologist with the World Health Organization reflects on the heated discourse and how communications (or the lack of it) plays an important role in public health events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Outbreak Poses Challenges for Bush Meat
[VOA] For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Ebola virus, the father of five said that for the first time he's worried he won't be able to support his family. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Challenges of Administering Ebola Vaccine in Remote Areas
[The Conversation Africa] No one said tracking the movements of a patient, suspected to be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus, through the dense forests of the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was going to be easy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Threats of Ebola, Polio, Other Emerging Infectious Diseases Persist
[Guardian] Despite reports that the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is under control, the World Health Organisation (WHO), health officials and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are cautiously optimistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread
'Why aren't we being vaccinated?' Congolese taxi drivers in Ebola-infected city express fear (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in DR Congo 'not over'
Dr Tedros Adhanom admitted the situation in the African nation has 'stabilised' - but claimed cases of the deadly virus could easily spark up again. Officials announced two new cases yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville:Feature - Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients
[Focac] Brazaville -For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'We are still at war' with Ebola: WHO chief
KINSHASA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday cautioned against declaring victory too early in Congo's Ebola epidemic, despite encouraging signs that it may be brought under control. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Correction: Congo-Ebola story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

White House Tries to Revive Rescissions Proposal
The Trump Administration has withdrawn its request to cut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water quality grants and unspent Superstorm Sandy relief funds from the rescissions proposal that was submitted to Congress on May 8, 2018. On June 5, the Administration sent a revised proposal for $14.7 billion in rescissions to Congress. No explanation has been provided by the White House for reversing its decision to cut the $10 million EPA grants program and $107.5 million in Superstorm Sandy aid. The revised proposal also restores $252 million in unspent funds to fight the Ebola virus, a crucial move, considering the E...
Source: Public Policy Reports - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Ebola vaccine test raises hopes, doubts in Congo
With thousands of doses dispatched to front-line health workers, the world is watching to see if a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than traditional measures doctors have tried since Ebola was identified 40 years ago. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The relationship between parent mental health and intimate partner violence on adolescent behavior, stigma and school attendance in families in rural Democratic Republic of Congo - Glass N, Kohli A, Surkan PJ, Remy MM, Perrin N.
BACKGROUND: Prolonged conflict and economic instability challenge the existing support networks in families and society places significant stress on both adults and adolescents. Exploring individual, family and social factors that increase the likelihood o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:At One-Month Mark in Ebola Outbreak, Focus Shifts to Remote Areas
[WHO] Geneva -One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:At One-Month Mark in Ebola Outbreak, the Focus Shifts to Remote Areas
[WHO] One month into the response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the focus has moved from urban areas to some of the most remote places on earth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Cautiously Optimistic About Halting Ebola Spread in DR Congo
[VOA] The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is cautiously optimistic about containing the spread of the Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, but warns that much work lies ahead. Thirty eight of 62 suspected cases have been confirmed. Of this total number of confirmed cases, 27 people have died. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Reports 'Very Strong Progress' in Battling Ebola Outbreak
[UN News] One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported "very strong progress" in the response to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Congo Ebola Outbreak - WHO Records 62 Cases, 27 Deaths
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said they have recorded 62 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during this latest outbreak, with 38 confirmations and 27 deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO Reports 'Strong progress' in Calming Congo Ebola Outbreak
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth." Health officials expressed cautious optimism as the pace of new cases has slowed. Congo's health ministry late Thursday announced a new confirmed Ebola case, bringing the total to 38, including 13 deaths. The new case is in the remote Iboko health zone in Congo's northwest. Health workers also h...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 9, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Carley Petesch, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak
One month after the start of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations health experts on Friday reported “very strong progress” in the response to the disease. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo Reports First Confirmed Ebola Case in Over a Week Congo Reports First Confirmed Ebola Case in Over a Week
Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DRC is 'ongoing' but WHO is 'cautiously optimistic'
A total 62 people have suffered Ebola hemorrhagic fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the first case was reported on May 8, the World Health Organization reported Friday. Thirty-eight of the cases are laboratory confirmed, 14 are probable and 10 are suspected. Over the past month, 27 of these individuals have died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo confirms another Ebola case as outbreak hits 1-month mark
More than 680 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Congo's three affected health zones and health experts search for contacts of those infected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilizing
GENEVA (Reuters) - The fight against a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is giving reason for cautious optimism, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Govt Gives Greenlight for Use of Experimental Ebola Medicines
[East African] The Democratic Republic of the Congo has approved the use of experimental Ebola treatments, the WHO has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Songs, Radio Shows, and Door-to-Door Visits - How Community Awareness Is Helping Defeat Ebola
[IRIN] Relatives ride in on motorbikes, bust three patients out of an Ebola treatment centre, and take them to a church to be prayed over by 50 people. Later, one dies at home, another in hospital, while the third lives but could have infected an untold number of people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo says new confirmed Ebola case; outbreak marks 1 month
Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Fighting Ebola in DRC - 'It's a Race Against Time'
[MSF] Paul Jawor, a Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) water and sanitation expert, has just returned from Equateur province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where MSF is responding to an Ebola outbreak, alongside the Congolese Ministry of Health (MoH) and other organizations. Paul was working in and around the remote village of Iboko, where 23 cases of Ebola have been confirmed. Here, he explains the challenges MSF teams are facing on the frontline of the ongoing outb (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo reports first confirmed Ebola case in over a week
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first confirmed case of Ebola in over a week, the health ministry said on Thursday, although medics say they have made significant progress in their efforts to contain the disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news