DRC research on Monkeypox could lead to the eradication of the disease

DRC research on Monkeypox could lead to the eradication of the disease

As the world grapples with increasing numbers of Monkeypox cases, research and science from the DRC could show the way for the total eradication of the disease. Monkeypox was first diagnosed in the Democratic Republic of Congo back in 1970.  Dr. Peter Fonjungo who is the director of the US CDC in the Democratic Republic…

Congolese basketball player in USA gives his country’s people something to cheer about

Congolese basketball player in USA gives his country’s people something to cheer about

While growing up in the DRC, Bismack BIyombo always dreamt of playing basketball professionally in the United States. Ever since he was drafted into the NBA a decade earlier, his dream has become a reality. However, his off-court activities are the subject of appreciation and praise.  Biyombo has his father Francois Biyombo and mother Francoise…

COVID 19 and pregnancy is a deadly mix for women in DRC and other sub-Saharan countries.

COVID 19 and pregnancy is a deadly mix for women in DRC and other sub-Saharan countries.

Pregnancy and infection with COVID-19 both increased risks of admission to the ICU, the requirement for oxygen, as well as death in women of sub-Saharan Africa who were hospitalized, according to a new study. In six African nations (Democratic Republic Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, and South Africa), Pittsburgh University researchers evaluated the outcomes of 1,315 hospitalized…

Recent rise in monkeypox cases in Congo Kinshasa has Uganda on high alert.

Recent rise in monkeypox cases in Congo Kinshasa has Uganda on high alert.

The Health Ministry of Uganda has increased surveillance after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) witnessed a surge in Monkeypox cases.  According to Dr. Mwebesa who is the Director General of the Health Services in Uganda, the country has not yet found a single case of monkeypox, but medical teams are on high alert because…

Covid cases are on the rise in Kinshasa, and authorities worried about latest uptick

Covid cases are on the rise in Kinshasa, and authorities worried about latest uptick

After a period of relative calm, Kinshasa is seeing an upsurge in COVID-19 cases.  Fears of a new pandemic outbreak are sparked by this. There have been 82 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Kinshasa and Lualaba, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin from the technical office of the response. For some time now, the…

Monkeypox in Congo reported for the last five decades, overlooked until cases started happening in non-endemic countries.

Monkeypox in Congo reported for the last five decades, overlooked until cases started happening in non-endemic countries.

Sara Jerving says that the Democratic Republic of the Congo happens to be the sole country where monkeypox cases have been documented continuously for the previous five decades. An increase of 6,216 suspected cases, as well as 222 deaths, is expected in 2020 from the previous year’s 3,091 cases reported and 83 recorded deaths. Until examples started…

Ebola in Congo Again

Ebola in Congo Again

25 April 2022 – After a new case of Ebola was discovered, health officials inside the Democratic Republic of Congo announced a new outbreak. According to CNN, the case was confirmed in a 31-year-old male who started showing signs on April 5 and went to a nearby health care facility after being sick at home…