[Deutsche Welle] MSF doctors suspended their work in the DRC after militia attacked two Ebola treatment centers. The incidents show how dangerous it is to try to stop the deadly virus at the epicenter of a political conflict.
[Nation] Thousands of residents of Pibor in South Sudan’s Boma State will be relocated from their homes to pave the ways for the drilling of oil, officials said.
[New Zimbabwe] Villagers living with HIV and AIDS in Masvingo province’s remote district of Mwenezi are being forced to walk distances of up 150km to collect their quarterly allocations of Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) from a district centre.
[Bhekisisa] History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew.
[Deutsche Welle] Health officials have expressed concern about containment as the virus reaches a city of 1 million people. At the same time, WHO began shipping thousands of trial vaccines to Kinshasa.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -”Leaving the population utterly abandoned is a painful admission”
[Al Jazeera] Renewed violence between Muslim and Christian communities in the Central African Republic has killed at least 36 people and wounded at least 80 more, according to hospital workers.
[Al Jazeera] The aid agency MSF says it has evacuated 42 of its staff from the Dadaab refugee camp for Somalis in northeastern Kenya, citing “deteriorating security conditions”.
[SciDev.Net] Rachel Thomas maps out the various institutions involved in the response and reviews communication challenges.
[SciDev.Net] A system to quickly share new learning would be a giant leap in emergency response, says Rosamund Southgate.