Ebola: EU announces new funds to strengthen preparedness in Burundi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spread in the east of the country with a high risk of a spill-over into the neighbouring countries. The European Union is stepping up its assistance to Burundi with €465,000 to […]

Ebola: EU provides an additional €30 million to tackle the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is contributing a further €30 million in humanitarian funding for Ebola response in efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record has claimed so far more than 1,700 lives in a country already facing a dire humanitarian […]

Ebola: EU releases additional €3.5 million to tackle epidemic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues, with the first cases emerging in neighbouring Uganda this week, the EU has announced further emergency funding of €3.5 million, of which €2.5 million is for Uganda and €1 million for […]

6 ways countries can prepare for the next infectious disease pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tom Inglesby, Director, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security All pandemics start as a small outbreak somewhere. When the next potential pandemic begins, will we detect it early? Will we recognize its pandemic potential? Will we have […]

Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic Congo is ‘largely contained’: WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. 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”. A total of 55 cases of Ebola have been recorded during […]

WHO reports ‘very strong progress’ in battling DR Congo Ebola outbreak

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. 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. Dr. Peter Salama of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists in Geneva that the […]

Emergency meeting called as Ebola spreads to Congolese city – UN health agency

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday to “consider the international risks” of the latest outbreak of the deadly disease Ebola, which has now moved to an urban area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). One new […]