Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

The second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the ongoing outbreak. (File/AFP)
Updated 21 September 2019

Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine

  • The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say in a statement when exactly the J&J vaccine would be introduced

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo: Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the ongoing outbreak.

The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say in a statement when exactly the J&J vaccine would be introduced.

It will complement another vaccine manufactured by Merck, which has been administered to more than 225,000 people since August of last year.


AS IT HAPPENS: Davos 2020 day three – G20, AI, gender balance and robots' bedside manner top the bill

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AS IT HAPPENS: Davos 2020 day three – G20, AI, gender balance and robots' bedside manner top the bill

It’s day three of the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Government ministers from Saudi Arabia are set to speak ahead of the Kingdom hosting the high-profile G20 Riyadh summit in November.

There will also be discussions about health technology, digital economy, gender equality, and the disability movement among many other global issues.

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The day has started with a discussion on the use of AI and robotics in healthcare - would the loss of a human interface help or hinder patient care?