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Money can't be the only motive for developing life-saving medicines

Prior to 2015, Zika was an obscure virus that received little global attention. No one expected it to spread so rapidly. Consequently, no vaccine were developed....

By Ruth Dreifuss and Malebona Precious Matsoso 21 Oct 2016

Rotary adds $35m to polio-fighting coffers

Following three new cases of polio in Nigeria, Rotary has added $35m in grants to support the global effort to end the disease..

21 Sep 2016

PPPs the best cure for infectious diseases

The best way of tackling infectious diseases is for big business and academia to formulate treatment and prevention strategies...

29 Aug 2016

WHO revises yellow fever dosages

As yellow fever spreads through the DRC, new measures will ensure more people are immunised...

By Lyndal Rowlands 25 Aug 2016

Study shows how Zika infects the placenta

In a new study, Yale researchers demonstrate Zika virus infection of cells derived from human placentas...

By Ziba Kashef 19 Aug 2016

Global database for women exposed to Zika

Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika...

17 Aug 2016

New cases thwart Nigeria's polio-free plans

Nigeria's plans to be certified polio-free next year have been scuppered after two new cases of the disease have been reported...

15 Aug 2016

FAO calls for increased vigilance as avian influenza virus H5N1 advances

As the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, H5N1, spreads across countries in West and Central Africa, the region is on high alert...

15 Jul 2016

Are fungal infections the next superbugs?

Like microbials, fungal infections seem to be reinventing themselves into deadly threats capable of outsmarting available modes of treatment...

5 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

Nigerian president saluted for anti-polio campaign

Nigerian president named Polio Eradication Champion...

10 Mar 2016

The war against measles

In the 1990s, a coalition of leading health organisations declared that it was feasible, technically, to eradicate measles worldwide by 2010...

2 Mar 2016

SAA continues flying to Brazil despite virus outbreak

SAA will continue to fly between Johannesburg and Sao Paolo, in Brazil, after the World Health Organization concluded that there is no justification to impose a travel ban...

8 Feb 2016

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Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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