The World Food Program predicts which countries will face potential hunger crises, the United Nations calls for a "Decade of Action," and uncertainty lingers about DFID’s fate. Here is some of the latest development news to start the year.
The violent protests in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could reverse gains made in recent weeks against Ebola. Prior to the protests, the case average was one per day, David Gressly, U.N. emergency Ebola response coordinator, tells Devex.
NGOs responding to the Ebola emergency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have formed a consortium to help better involve communities.
Tristan Le Lonquer, an Ebola emergency coordinator with Médecins Sans Frontières, explains why they are setting up treatment zones within primary health care centers, and what the challenges are.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is still a public health emergency — despite a decline in reported cases, the World Health Organization announced on Friday. Some global health experts remain skeptical the declaration will generate the necessary funding for the response.
Tanzania has yet to cross-check its suspected Ebola cases in a reference laboratory, WHO's Dr. Michel Yao said on Friday, although no additional suspected cases have been reported.
The story of DRC's Ebola outbreak has focused on how skepticism, misinformation, and mistrust have hindered the response. We should be focusing on the unequal distribution of aid money. Wakisha Co-Founders Jonathan Shaw and Leslie Ruyle explain.
It's unclear whether Ebola is currently circulating in Tanzania. But the situation has triggered questions on the only global governance structure in place for pandemics.
MSF says WHO is restricting access to Ebola vaccines in DRC. But WHO says it is following protocol.
Over the weekend, WHO accused the Tanzanian government of withholding information on suspected Ebola cases.
In Guinea, a monitoring program found 59 Ebola survivors died after hospital discharge — the majority seem to have suffered renal failure.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is struggling with one of the world's largest measles outbreaks this year, complicating the Ebola response.
With the third case of Ebola confirmed in the Congolese city of Goma, across the border in Rwanda's Rubavu District, we ask Dyrckx Dushime of the Rwanda Red Cross about how the country is preparing.
As donors come under pressure to up their commitments, the World Bank, European Union, and USAID have committed to additional funding to the Ebola crisis days after the outbreak in DRC was declared a global public health emergency.
DRC's health minister resigned Monday, raising concerns about the management of the Ebola response and the use of an experimental vaccine.
Recent events, from the spread of the disease in Goma to the murder of two Ebola health workers, led experts to recommend WHO declare the outbreak a global health emergency, one year into the DRC Ebola outbreak.
Ebola has a fatality rate of up to 93% for pregnant women but approval processes mean it has taken 10 months for the life-saving vaccine to reach them.
Ebola has crossed the border into Uganda. Devex Managing Editor Deborah Charles speaks to Augustin Augier, director-general of ALIMA, and Jenny Lei Ravelo, global health journalist, on how organizations are responding to the latest outbreak.
After visiting the Ebola response in DRC, USAID Administrator Mark Green said the key to containing the virus is for humanitarian responders to increase the transparency of their operations.
Regulatory delays have stalled production of the Ebola virus vaccine, just as health responders seek to broaden their vaccination campaign to reach more people and prevent the outbreak from crossing borders.