If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has accused the World Health Organisation of rationing the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more than 2 100 people have died of the deadly virus.
Scientists have said they are a step closer to finding the first effective treatments for the Ebola virus after two potential drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WATCH NOW.
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says.
Frequent assaults on health workers, treatment centres threaten efforts to contain the deadly virus, WHO says.
Measles cases reported worldwide, for the first three months of 2019, have jumped by nearly 300% versus the same period in 2018, according to data.
Measles may be the disease, but all too often the real infection is misinformation, mistrust and complacency, says UNICEF's executive director, amid a major increase in outbreaks of the highly contagious disease.
Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organisation says, demanding global action.
Satellite data from the TROPOMI instrument has shown Mpumalanga to be a global pollution hotspot.
A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed as a "game changer" in the fight against the global killer.
Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels but more research is needed to reassure consumers, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
A local doctors association has threatened to strike if their colleagues are not released within 48 hours.
A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC.
The World Health Organisation chief urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high".
The fighting between Libya's rival factions for control of the country's capital this month killed 205 people so far, the World Health Organisation said.
Eskom's pollution has been linked to premature deaths in Mpumalanga and Gauteng, an environmental organisation has charged.
UN agency appeals for unhindered access as 29 children and newborns have died mainly from hypothermia over eight weeks.
Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now "on the brink of famine".
With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing for a major Hindu festival of massive fireworks that threatens to cloak the Indian capital region with smog and dust.
Health officials say the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled since September after rebel violence in northeastern DRC caused response efforts to be briefly suspended.
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