Ebola

W.H.O. Gifts Leader Tedros an Uncontested Election in 2022

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will run for a second term at the helm of the organization in May 2022 unopposed, despite presiding over one of the most embarrassing episodes in the history of the agency: the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives at the Élysée Palace for the inaugural dinner of the Paris Peach Forum as World Leaders and dignitaries arrive in Paris for the first day on November 11, 2021 in Paris, France. The forum, which …

Report: W.H.O. Ebola Response Staff ‘Traded Sex for Water’ in Congo

An independent commission appointed by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) published a report on Tuesday revealing rampant sexual abuse of locals by at least 21 W.H.O. staffers responding to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from August 2018-June 2020, with one of the accused allegedly offering a woman sex in exchange for water.

A woman washes her hands from a tank of water bearing a World Health Organization (WHO-OMS) sticker, as a prevention against Ebola virus after a Pentecost mass at the Church of Christ on May 20, 2018 in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo. - The Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing …

Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocks World Health Organization

The Associated Press reported on Friday that donors to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and diplomats from member nations are voicing “serious concerns” about sexual abuse allegations emanating from W.H.O.’s mission to fight the 2018-2019 Ebola epidemic in the Congo.

A girl receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019. - Three cases of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said on August 1, 2019. (Photo by Augustin WAMENYA / AFP) (Photo by AUGUSTIN WAMENYA/AFP via …

African Women Claim W.H.O Workers Used Ebola Crisis to Rape Them

A report co-produced by The New Humanitarian, a non-profit human rights news agency, and Reuters on Tuesday said that 51 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo have accused World Health Organization (WHO) personnel, along with representatives of several aid agencies and non-governmental organizations, of using the Ebola crisis as an opportunity to sexually exploit them.

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Two-Month-Old Congo Ebola Outbreak Already Surpasses 2018’s Cases

In the six weeks since it began on June 1, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak in Equateur province has already reached 56 cases, surpassing the total number of cases recorded during the province’s last outbreak of the deadly disease that began two years ago, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) reported on Thursday.

A man is getting inoculated with an Ebola vaccine on November 22, 2019 in Goma. (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO / AFP) (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims He ‘Saved Millions of Lives’ from Ebola

During the Democrat debate in South Carolina on Tuesday night, the candidates tried to score some points against President Donald Trump by criticizing his administration’s response to the coronavirus epidemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed he played a role in saving “millions of lives” in the United States during the Ebola epidemic that occurred during the Obama administration.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives on stage for the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven candidates qualified for the debate, hosted by CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)