The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reminded us today that tomorrow, 24 July will mark 42 days since the last patient with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was identified...

The government of Niger says four people have died while 123 cases are being monitored following the outbreak of cholera in the Maradi region on July 13. The outbreak is concentrated in the Madarounfa...

The World Health Organization (WHO) says 3 people have died while 453 cases of measles have been confirmed since the latest outbreak hit Mauritius late in March. According to the WHO African weekly outbreaks...

The Government of Cameroon says 53 cases of cholera have been confirmed across three regions close to the border with Nigeria since the disease outbreak was reported on May 18. In its latest epidemiological...

International medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says it has vaccinated 213 000 children from the Central African Republic (CAR) against nine common but deadly diseases. In a statement released...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a travel alert for people going to Kenya due to a Rift Valley fever outbreak. Health officials have reported an ongoing outbreak of RVF...

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...