Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Health-care providers, patients suffer thousands of attacks on health care services the past 5 years, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) data shows

The ICRC counted 3,780 attacks in an average of 33 countries per year between 2016 and 2020, with two-thirds of the attacks and incidents recorded in Africa and the Middle East

Health-care providers and patients have suffered through thousands of attacks on health care systems in the roughly five years since the U.N. Security Council demanded an end to impunity for such attacks, according to data recorded by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in countries affected by conflict…

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Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over

This outbreak is the country’s fourth in less than three years

Today marks the end of the 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu. The Ebola outbreak that re-emerged in February came nine months after another outbreak in the same province was declared over. The World…

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Zambia President and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp inaugurate the 8th edition of Merck Foundation Conference 2021

More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees; The 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was…

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Zambia President, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU inaugurates the 8th edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” with 13 African First Ladies

More than 75,000 participants, healthcare providers, policymakers, and academia from 70 countries attended the Luminary

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) annual conference was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Dr. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU and Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp Chairman of both of Executive Board of E.Merck KG and Merck Foundation Board of Trustees; the 8th Edition of “Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary” was…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo to vaccinate over 16 million people against yellow fever

The vaccination campaign is part of a comprehensive strategy to eliminate yellow fever epidemics (EYE) globally by 2026

The Democratic Republic of the Congo today launched a preventive yellow fever vaccination campaign targeting more than 16.3 million people – the first such drive against the disease in Africa in 2021. The campaign – being carried out in seven of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s 26 provinces among…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 24 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,489,600), deaths (119,667) and recoveries (4,029,903) by region: Central (153,134 cases; 2,430 deaths; 136,967 recoveries): Burundi (3,759; 6; 3,200), Cameroon (65,998; 991; 60,031), CAR (6,224; 85; 5,246), Chad (4,747; 169; 4,382), Congo (10,678; 144; 9,631), DRC (29,498; 756; 26,156), Equatorial Guinea (7,505;…

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DR Congo: Armed violence in Tanganyika is depriving people of health care

People living north-west of the provincial capital of Kalemie must often face illness alone as medical facilities are attacked and looted

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Tanganyika Province, the armed violence that has raged for the past three years has seriously compromised access to health care. People living north-west of the provincial capital of Kalemie must often face illness alone as medical facilities are attacked and looted. In…

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African Ministers of Air Transport adopt Common Position regarding International Travel

An extra ordinary meeting of Ministers of Air Transport and key stakeholders on 15th April 2021 to discuss this issue of green vaccine passport/certificates

H.E Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy convened an extra ordinary meeting of Ministers of Air Transport and key stakeholders on 15th April 2021 to discuss this issue of green vaccine passport/certificates with objective to agree on a common African position and establish a mechanism to properly communicate…

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DR Congo: Worrying influx of wounded people at Beni and Goma hospitals

Between 12 and 14 April, 36 people wounded north of Goma were admitted to Bethesda Hospital, bringing the total number hospitalized there to 68

Following recent demonstrations and other violence around North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 120 wounded people are being treated at Beni General Referral Hospital and Bethesda Hospital in Goma (also known as CBCA Ndosho Hospital) with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross…

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Natural risks cartography project in ECCAS member states : the final validation workshop took place on 29 and 30 March 2021

Experts from IGN FI and BRLi then presented the methodologies used in their respective areas of expertise to assess hazards, vulnerabilities and risks

In October 2019, the IGN FI (www.IGNFI.com) - BRLi consortium was awarded the regional contract to assess hazards, vulnerabilities and risks in the Member States of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). This is the international organisation for the economic, social and cultural development of the…