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DRC: WHO warns of cholera epidemic

The World Health Organization on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions".

Fourth person in probable Ebola death in Congo

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29. Of the 37 cases of haemorrhagic fever…

Ebola hits Africa again, kills 3

A new Ebola outbreak has been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the World Health Organization. Since April 22, there have been nine suspected Ebola cases and three deaths, the WHO said. One out of the five blood…

WHO explains cause of mystery deaths in Liberia

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has explained how some nine people died mysteriously in Liberia. Eight others also fell sick after they were reported to have returned from the funeral of a religious leader. On Friday an official of…

Over 800 people killed by Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria

Nigerian officials have said that the current meningitis outbreak in the West Africa nation has claimed 813 lives. According to the health minister of Nigeria, Isaac Adewole the government of Nigeria is doing all it can to contain the…

WHO claims two billion people drink contaminated water

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water. Hundreds of thousands…

Somali president declares drought national disaster

Somali's newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Tuesday declared a "national disaster" due to severe drought which aid agencies say has left some three million in crisis. The Horn of Africa nation is one of three countries —…