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New NY health commissioner takes over from embattled Zucker

Dec. 01, 2021 22:50 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new state health commissioner stepped into the role Wednesday, at a time when COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in the state. Mary Bassett, a former New York City health commissioner, spent 17 years developing AIDS prevention...

At least 16 killed, others missing after east Congo attack

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — At least 16 people were killed and several others kidnapped by rebels in Congo’s east, as violence continues to rise in the area. The attack, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the town of Beni, was carried out by Allied Democratic Forces rebels,...

UN starts vaccinating people against Ebola in Congo

Oct. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said Wednesday that officials have begun vaccinating people in eastern Congo against Ebola, after it was confirmed last week that the disease killed a toddler. The U.N. health agency said in a statement that people at high...

Eastern Congo residents worried amid new Ebola case

Oct. 09, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Residents of the eastern Congolese city of Beni expressed concern Saturday, after receiving the news that a new case of Ebola was confirmed only five months since the country declared an end to the last outbreak that killed six people in the region. ...

Congo confirms new case of Ebola in country's east

Oct. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Congo, according to the country’s Health Ministry and the National Institute of Biomedical Research, about five months after the country declared an end to the last outbreak that killed six people in the region. ...

France urges WHO chief to keep pledge on fighting sex abuse

Sep. 29, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The French government called Wednesday on the head of the World Health Organization to uphold his pledge for an "action plan” to combat sexual abuse and exploitation by WHO employees after independent investigators found scores of accusations stemming from the agency's...

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work

Sep. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Twenty-one workers for the World Health Organization in Congo have been accused of sexually abusing people during a Ebola outbreak, a WHO-commissioned panel said Tuesday in a report that identified 83 alleged perpetrators connected to the 2018-2020 mission. ...

UNAIDS chief says behavior of ex-staffer was 'unacceptable'

Sep. 06, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.N. AIDS agency acknowledged in an internal email last week that the behavior of a former top official toward women was “unacceptable” and was permitted by a culture which allowed misconduct. It was the latest development of a sexual harassment...