An International Red Cross Committee staff member walks in front of a quarantine zone at the hospital of Wangata in Mbandaka on Tuesday. Photograph: Junior D Kannah/AFP/Getty Images

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group sai(...)

The body of  eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour is held by her mother.  According to the Palestinian health ministry, the child  died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza on Monday. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

International condemnation of the killing by Israeli security forces of 60 Palestinians in Gaza intensified yesterday, though the United States praise(...)

 Medécins Sans Frontières staff   treat a suspected Ebola patients in  Congo in 2007. Photograph: Pascale Zintzen/Reuters/MSF

At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, t(...)

Patent expert Ellen ‘t Hoen questioned whether the prices pharmaceutical firms charged could ever be justified. Photograph: Getty Images

Big pharma is holding governments across the world hostage, and using fear and secrecy to drive up the cost of medicines, a conference on drug prices (...)

Inhabitants of the mainly Muslim PK5 neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, deposit bodies of  victims of  clashes in front of the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in the city. Photograph: Florent Vergnes/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of angry demonstrators on Wednesday laid the bodies of at least 16 people killed in clashes in Central African Republic’s capital in front of(...)

Muhammed Usman (18) from Pakistan at a migrant aid centre in Belgrade after being caught and sent back from the Serbia-Croatia border. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Mohammed Usman arrived back in Belgrade with a grazed nose, sore ribs and another failure to add to his list of attempts to reach the European Union. (...)

The waiting area at the outpatient ward. Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan, is run by MSF in partnership with the ministry of public health. Photograph: Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

In Ireland, tuberculosis (TB) has almost been eradicated. However, worldwide, with an estimated 10 million new cases and 1.7 million deaths each year (...)

An injured child receives medical attention inside a hospital in Douma, Ghouta, Syria. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

The medical system in eastern Ghouta is near collapse, medics and doctors say, after nearly a week of air strikes that have hit 22 hospitals and clini(...)

A mother and her newborn at the Colonial War memorial hospital in Suva Fiji. Photograph: Unicef

Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, according to a new report published by Unice(...)

Damian Browne: Thanked his supporters for their encouragement.

A former Leinster and Connacht Rugby star has completed a solo Atlantic crossing by rowing 4,800km. Damian Browne crossed the finish line of the Tali(...)

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