[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.
[SciDev.Net] London -As the first quarter of 2015 draws to an end the number of conflicts around the world shows no sign of abating. There are now more refugees living outside their home country than ever before in human history, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
[IRIN]London -When Ebola hit West Africa last year, it was a disease with no sign of a vaccine or cure. To those affected that may have been an indication that the wider world didn’t care about them or the diseases that affected them, but in truth there has simply been no incentive for anyone to develop these therapies.
[CAJ News]Nairobi -Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said it was “carefully reviewing” allegations by former patients alleging they were sterilised without their consent at third-party Kenyan health structures.