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Ebola Cases Surge Past 2,000 in DR Congo as Violent Unrest Intensifies

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to get worse, with the latest government figures showing the number of confirmed and probable cases surging past 2,000 since last August. Fatalities in the amount of 1,348 have been recorded.

Health worker mistrust worsening DR Congo Ebola outbreak: study

Audit: WHO Staffers’ Overspending Pushed Travel Expenses to Nearly $192 Million in 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO), a United Nations organization primarily funded by American taxpayers, spent nearly $192 million on travel expenses alone last year, a figure fueled by staffers misrepresenting their reasons for travel in breach of agency rules, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week, citing an internal audit.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Health Assembly on May 20, 2019 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

High-Security Ebola Funerals Angering, Traumatizing DR Congo Residents

High-security burials of Ebola victims from the worst outbreak of the virus ever experienced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are keeping relatives at a distance, triggering anger and trauma among the central African country’s residents, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reported this week.

Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus on May 16, 2019 in Butembo. - The city of Butembo is at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis, the death toll of the outbreak to date is now over 1000 deaths. The Red Cross warned that critical …

Red Cross: Over 1,000 People Killed in ‘Worsening’ Congo Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is “worsening” and has already killed more than 1,000 people, fueling a disconcerting number of cases in recent days, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) revealed over the weekend, echoing other global health groups.

Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

CDC: One in Seven Transgender Women Have HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a “Dear Colleague” letter Wednesday with warnings about the high prevalence and risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among transgender individuals.

Transgender, intergender, LGBT -- the vocabulary of gender identity is evolving as the old dividing line between the sexes is increasingly being called into question

U.S. Envoy Calls for Taiwan to Join Interpol, World Health Organization

U.S. envoy Brent Christensen, the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan, on Monday pledged continuing U.S. support for Taiwan to join international organizations like Interpol and the World Health Organization (WHO) despite China’s campaign to isolate the island nation.

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WHO: Libya Civil War May Trigger Disease Outbreak as Thousands Flee Tripoli

Renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s assault on the capital of Libya, prompting thousands to flee their homes, may result in a deadly outbreak of several infectious diseases if it blocks aid workers from importing medicine and forces the displaced to consume dirty water, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.

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UN Demands Illegal Aliens Get ‘Equal Access’ to Healthcare

The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) is demanding Europe create “culturally sensitive, refugee-friendly healthcare systems” which provide equal access to public health services for third world migrants “regardless of their legal status”. In its first report on the health of

People take part in a "solidarity" march in support of migrants in Calais on July 7, 2018. The placard reads: "Welcome to migrants. Freedom of movement and settlement". - Several hundred people took part in the march, organised by French charity L'Auberge des migrants and supported by numerous NGOs, which …

U.N.: Torture and Sexual Violence Rampant in Ebola-Ravaged Congo

The United Nations issued a report on Wednesday that found torture, sexual violence, and extrajudicial murder rampant in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which not coincidentally is grappling with one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history.

US blacklists DRCongo general and three rebel leaders

Afghanistan Vows End to Using ‘Virginity Exams’ to Arrest Girls and Women

A new measure unveiled in Afghanistan in July to prohibit government health personnel from performing “invasive and medically meaningless vaginal and anal exams” on women and girls to ascertain whether they are “virgins” is a step in the right direction to protect women’s rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said this week in a statement welcoming the policy.

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Families Steal Ebola Patients from Hospital in DR Congo

International public health authorities confirmed 52 cases and 22 deaths in the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo this week, where locals’ fear that medical professionals are intentionally spreading the disease has triggered at least two cases of families stealing patients out of hospitals.

Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF