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
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
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...
Connor Bamford 14 May 2018
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...
Chikwe Ihekweazu 11 May 2018
A collaborative - between the WHO, Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, Unicef and more than 50 health partners - aims to vaccinate nearly one billion Africans against yellow fever in 27 high-risk countries by 2026...
11 Apr 2018
Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases, but efforts to confront the problem are gaining momentum...
20 Nov 2017
South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.
22 Aug 2014
The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.
20 Aug 2014
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has dismissed claims that the Ebola Virus Disease has arrived in South Africa.
15 Aug 2014
Ships arriving from West Africa pose a bigger threat of importing Ebola cases than flights into Cape Town International Airport from those countries according to SA's health authorities.
12 Aug 2014