• September 30, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

Uganda registers six new cases of Ebola in latest outbreak

Uganda on Thursday said it had detected 6 new cases of Ebola, raising the total number of confirmed cases to seven. A local daily reported on Wednesay that the death toll …

Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raised $14.25 billion Wednesday at a donor conference attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, as decades of progress against the diseases are …

Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak after man dies of virus

Uganda confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District (centre of the country) following the death of one patient. The confirmed case, a 24-year-old man, passed away on …

WHO urges Africa to ramp up implementation of roadmap to curb meningitis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African countries to ramp up the implementation of a new roadmap, which was launched on Thursday, to curb outbreaks of bacterial meningitis on the …

Health:Botswana becomes second nation in the world to reach UN goal against HIV

Botswana has become the second nation in the world, after Eswatini, to reach a landmark UN goal towards eradicating AIDS, researchers said Wednesday, in what health experts hailed as “stellar results“. …

Grandma gave me urine to drink, minor infected with HIV reveals

A 10-year-old girl infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV (name withheld), who was recently rescued alongside her 14-year-old brother by their neighbor and taken to Igando General Hospital, Lagos,Nigeria has revealed …

World’s largest civilian hospital ship “Global Mercy” in Senegal

The Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar where it will stay for four weeks to train health professionals, an …

Health:WHO warns of major measles, polio outbreaks

Reported cases of measles have exploded by nearly 80% worldwide in the first two months of the year, the World Health Organization and UNICEF announced Wednesday. The WHO has been sounding …

Malawi to launch polio vaccination campaign

Malawi will launch on Sunday a nationwide campaign to vaccinate kids against Polio after a case was recorded in February. Africa was declared free of wild poliovirus in 2020. If over …

Malawi detects wild polio, Africa’s first case in five years

Health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild polio virus type 1 in the country after a case was detected in a three-year-old girl young child in the capital …