Climate change, water and the spread of diseases: connecting the dots differently

Half a century ago concerns about climate change, environment vulnerability, population density and the sustainability of earth systems reached a broad audience.

By Lenore Manderson 2 days ago

Red Cross steps in to curb cholera and typhoid in Zim

The Red Cross has stepped in and deployed 1,000 volunteers through the suburbs of Zimbabwe's capital in a bid to contain a deadly cholera outbreak...

14 Sep 2018

Conflict and its toll on child health

Sustained conflict in Africa has resulted in an estimated five-million children aged under five losing their lives to violence between 1995 and 2015...

7 Sep 2018

African health ministers pledge to end cholera by 2030

Forty-seven African countries adopted the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control to end outbreaks of the water-borne disease by 2030...

29 Aug 2018

Vosloorus hospital confirms Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak

The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Klebsiella pneumonia at the Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital, in Vosloorus...

23 Aug 2018

Tests underway to find cause of diarrhoea outbreak

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government has called on members of the public, who suspect that they may have diarrhoea, to visit their nearest health facility...

7 Aug 2018

Mapping neglected tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of communicable diseases that affect more than 1.5-billion people globally, 39% of whom live in Africa...

18 Jul 2018

Cracking the cold chain challenge is key to making vaccines ubiquitous

Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives...

16 Jul 2018

New partnership to boost drug discovery for malaria, TB and more in Africa

A new international partnership has committed funding for the discovery of new drugs for diseases endemic to Africa over the next two years...

29 Jun 2018

New vaccine might be game-changer in Ebola fight

The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than two dozen people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could be as devastating as the one that hit West Africa several years ago, if left unchecked...

By Salem Solomon 25 May 2018

Private lab tests in Uganda are costly. But price doesn't equal quality

Laboratory tests are the backbone of clinical care. They are used to screen patients, to diagnose diseases and to manage conditions ranging from anaemia and diabetes to HIV and malaria...

By Timothy Amukele 17 May 2018

Ebola outbreak in DRC: Are we better prepared this time?

It is almost certain that we won't see a repeat of the 2014-16 West African epidemic that claimed 11,000 lives, but healthcare experts need to act swiftly, nonetheless...

By Connor Bamford 14 May 2018

DRC and its neighbours mobilise resources to tackle Ebola outbreak

At least 17 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the town of Bikoro. Ebola is endemic to the country. But the number of deaths in a short period is cause for concern...

By Chikwe Ihekweazu 11 May 2018

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