The Kenyan government has launched a 10-year National Strategy for the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious small stock disease that mainly affects sheep and...

The Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services has advised the public to take precautions to avoid contracting the spreading influenza H1N1 or swine flu virus. In a public notice issued on July...

A leading regional livestock farmers association says efforts to control the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Northern Botswana is being complicated by the presence of nearly 22 000 free-ranging...

The long duration and high magnitude of HIV/AIDS drugs stock-outs at public health facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo puts patients at higher risk of treatment interruption, developing anti-retroviral...

The European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) says three different types of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2)) outbreaks are circulating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   By...

Ugandan health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has dismissed claims by the World Health Organization (WHO) that her country is affected by the Zika virus as false, baseless and misleading. Responding to...

The Federal Government of Nigeria says 115 people from across 21 states have died of Lassa fever since the disease outbreak was confirmed in January this year. In its latest epidemiological situation...

Officials with Public Health France have reported an additional 158 biologically confirmed and probable dengue fever cases in one week, bringing the total laboratory confirmed or probable cases to 5,970...

The Central and West African regions are under siege from a cholera outbreak that has infected over      1,000 people in Nigeria, Cameroun, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Congo-Brazzaville....

Nigeria faces a huge cancer problem with an estimated 72,000 out of the 102,000 cases confirmed annually dying due to the lack of adequate treatment facilities. Addressing the 19th annual general meeting...