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Economic exploitation in the developing world has resulted in under-resourced and weak health systems that could not contain the spread of viruses.
The disease is outfoxing prevention efforts, thanks in part to vaccination myths.
Personal accounts from Liberia and Sierra Leone bring home the devastation wrought by the virus.
Restrictions hit the movement of a million or more Sierra Leone citizens living in five districts worst affected by the disease.
There is little reason to worry even if a fellow passenger has contracted the disease.
Medecins Sans Frontieres says that amid collapsing health systems, people in the countries worst affected are too afraid to report all Ebola cases.
Panic surrounding the Ebola virus has affected healthcare workers and has led to the discrimination against patients suspected of being infected.
The government has banned travel between South Africa and 'high risk' countries to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the country.
A health and safety officer working in Liberia - who is on home leave in SA - is in a stable condition, according to a health department statement.
Experts fear the COVID-19 pandemic may set gender equality back decades. Here, seven women explain the struggles it has brought and...
Apart from being unreliable, fever screening can create a false sense of security and pose an infection risk to thermometer operators.
In the time of COVID-19, social distancing measures can make it harder to report and screen for gender-based violence (SGBV). In...
South Africa won’t have enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients as symptomatic cases of COVID-19 could surpass a million by...
Community healthcare workers have become what some have called our “heroes on the ground” during COVID-19. By keeping more people healthier...
Cases of domestic violence tick up while shelters lose their income and scramble to get ready for the silent, second crisis...
Research from previous crises suggests violence against women and children will only get worse as the pandemic rages on.