Oscar Nkala

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Measles Sixty-one cases of measles have been confirmed in 13 counties of Liberia amid fresh outbreaks of Lassa fever, Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), neo-natal tetanus, meningitis and yellow fever. In...

Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) have started clinical trials of an oral drug that is deemed to be less toxic to the kidneys during the treatment of cryptococcus meningitis. The...

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has issued an appeal for 7,879,764 Swiss Francs in emergency funding to support emergency responses to the Ebola outbreak in...

The Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation has confirmed a new outbreak of measles with 19 confirmed cases registered in the Koinadugu north of the country. There is a high risk of the disease...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has ramped up support for over 500,000 children affected, or are at risk of contracting the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In...

Rabies kills 22 people in Mulanje The Malawian government says 22 people have died of rabies since the confirmation an outbreak in the Mount Mulanje province since July last year. Mount Mulanje Provincial...

The West Africa nation of Ghana has formally adopted the Inactive Polio Vaccine (IPV) as the routine agent of immunization against polio for children under 5 years of age. The IPV has replaced the Oral...

The Botswana Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security has confirmed a new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the Ngamiland District, about 1,500 km north-west of the capital Gaborone. In...

A Red Cross medical specialist team has been deployed to work as part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic...

The Ministry of Health in the West Darfur State of Sudan says 10 cases of measles have been confirmed in the region since the detection of the disease on June 2. West Darfur director of the Vaccination...