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Ebola in DR Congo: UN chief ‘outraged’ by recent killings of civilians and health workers

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres said on Monday he is “outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups” near Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s North Kivu region, which has been grappling with an Ebola outbreak since August.
© UNICEF/Thomas Nybo | On 12 September 2018 in Beni, Kambale, 7 years old, attends school in the Ndindi neighborhod of Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit by an Ebola epidemic. There he learned that washing his hands is a good way to prevent Ebola. The United Nations Secretary-...

Universal health coverage key to safer, fairer world, says WHO chief on eve of World Health Day

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday marked World Health Day, and the agency’s 70th anniversary, with a strong call for universal health coverage, to ensure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship.
© UNICEF/UN0159228/Naftalin | Await Said looks at her newborn grandson Ayah, who suffers from jaundice and sepsis and weighs only 1.3 kilograms, as he lies in an incubator at the Juba Teaching Hospital, Juba, South Sudan, in January 2018. The head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) on Friday...