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Health

Malawi, Kenya and Ghana tries first malaria vaccine in babies

Malawi along with Kenya and Ghana are getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But...

Depletion in water resources causing disease among populace.

The global statistic indicating depletion in Water Resources as prompted concern from WaterAid Nigeria .This concern was raised at a market sensitization program on handwashing as a continuation of commemorating this year Global handwashing day.They blamed the poor adoption...

Liberian health workers begin a nationwide strike over pay

More than 11,000 health workers in Liberia have begun a nationwide strike over pay and lack of equipment. Some people have not been paid for six months, the secretary-general of the Liberian health workers' association George Williams said. He added that...

Senegalese government to offer free breast cancer treatment

Senegal's government says that women suffering from breast or cervical cancer will be offered free chemotherapy in public hospitals from the beginning of October. “We are relieved because these are the most common types of cancers affecting women here,” Dr...

Film claims Africans purposely infected with HIV

A plot by white mercenaries to spread HIV through black South Africa via a phony vaccination program that documentary-maker Mads Brugger said actually happened. The Danish director set out to investigate the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the head...

Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was killed in...

Inspiring story of Ebola patient defying odds, sits for college exams

Claude Mabowa Sasi had lost his mother, a brother and a sister to Ebola. Instead of fearing death when he, too, was diagnosed with the disease, the young man had a different worry: How would he complete his college...

Deep distrust hindering effort to fight Ebola in Congo

Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn’t give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it,...

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and...

WHO holds emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city this week. This is the fourth...
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Uganda and Rwanda presidents to meet in London

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are expected to meet in London on the sidelines of...
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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says Sierra Leone is home, donates $101k

Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger has said that 'Sierra Leone is home' as he made a donation to the country's Free Quality Education...

Two killed, 20 wounded as suicide bomber detonates near Somali capital

At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway...

South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their disabled child, his own mother...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...