West Africa faced its first known Ebola resurgence since the end of a devastating outbreak in 2016 on Sunday (14 February), with Guinea responding to what its health chief called an "epidemic" after seven cases were confirmed.
After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday (21 November) effectively opened the starting gates for a crucial election that could alleviate -- or perhaps worsen -- the decades-long crisis gripping the vast central African nation.
Following a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo early May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided it is not yet an international public health emergency but is deploying an action plan to contain the disease, a move which proves particularly challenging this time
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The European Commission said today (15 May) it was following the situation and was ready to provide support.
Bill Gates, the US businessman turned philanthropist, is in Brussels on Thursday (16 February) to unveil a new report into medical research and development for the developing world that shows the EU has overtaken the UK in terms of funding.
Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.
The Internet of Things already promises to transform daily life in rich countries. And a new generation of farming and healthcare techniques is improving the quality of life of the world's poorest populations. Our partner La Tribune reports.
The Vaccine Alliance has announced that it will fund research into an Ebola vaccine. Without public funding, laboratories often ignore illnesses that affect the poorest patients. EURACTIV France reports.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (14 January) announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The country joins Guinea and Sierra Leone, the other epicentres of the latest outbreak, in being declared disease-free.
SPECIAL REPORT / After nearly a decade of economic crisis, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and a refugee crisis, experts say that EU health systems must get used to the fact that "shockwaves" are here to stay.
SPECIAL REPORT / From budget austerity to the Ebola crisis, and the ongoing refugee crisis, policymakers at this year’s European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) in Austria have no lack of challenges to tackle.
Aid organisations are pleased with a growing willingness amongst Germans to donate. But NGO medico international sees the trend as proof of a dramatic increase in crises like Ebola and in Syria, putting partial blame on the Merkel government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone brought it home. For some deadly diseases, there are no drug treatments. Even doctors who were infected in west Africa and shipped back to the wealthy USA or Europe were given experimental medicines, because that is all there is.