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...

Charity organisation Caritas Congo Asbl has donated two mobile vehicle units for active tuberculosis screening to facilitate the outreach programmes of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (PNLT)...

The Norwegian government has provided the World Health Organisation (WHO) emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo with ‘Epi-Shuttle’ single-patient units that are...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the cholera outbreak in the Nigerian state of Adamawa may mutate into a West African regional public health hazard unless urgent measures are taken to suppress...

At least 1 200 new cancer cases are confirmed in Botswana annually, and yet the country has only one centre for comprehensive cancer treatment, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. Speaking at the ‘Happy...

Kenyan health authorities in the north-eastern Wajir County have banned the movement of cloven-hoofed animals and the consumption of meat and milk following a localised outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF)...

French health officials are reporting 368 additional dengue fever cases during the most recent week, bringing the outbreak total on the island of Reunion to 4292 laboratory confirmed or probable cases...

By Oscar Nkala Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) have come up with a new drug they believe is much safer and superior to Fansidar in the management of malaria among pregnant women. KEMRI...

By Oscar Nkala The Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness has warned the public of ‘potential safety issues’ arising from the use of anti-retroviral drug Dolutegravir (DTG) among pregnant women. In...

In an update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that began in early April, WHO Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response,...