Oscar Nkala

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The Algerian Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform says 59 out of the 172 patients hospitalized since August 7 have been confirmed positive, and 26 others were negative. In its latest epidemiological...

The Nigerian government says 1,068 people have been infected following an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in at least 10 local government areas of Borno State. Borno State Commissioner for Health...

The Algerian Ministry of Health says two people have died and 139 others have been hospitalised as a new cholera epidemic spreads through the country. Addressing a press conference in the capital Algiers...

The Namibian Ministry of Health has warned members of the public against shaking hands in order to minimize the spread of the Hepatitis E virus. At least 24 people have died and 3 000 suspected cases...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented the Tanzanian government with medicines and equipment for localized Ebola preparedness and the control of malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). In...

The Democratic Republic of Congo has approved the use of four experimental Ebola treatments to manage the ongoing outbreak in the east of the country. At least 59 people have died, with 102 cases diagnosed...

At least 50 children have been orphaned since the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was confirmed on August 1, the United Nations Children’s Fund...

More than 20,000 cholera cases have been confirmed in the Lake Chad Basin states of Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon since January. In its latest epidemiological analysis of the regional cholera outbreak,...

The Ugandan government says effort to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) have suffered setbacks from recurrent cross-border transmissions from neighboring South Sudan and the Democratic Republic...

The Ghanaian government says tuberculosis patients incur median costs of up to US$4,455 per treatment episode, including direct medical and non-medical costs.  The revelations are contained in a report...