WHO AFRO to host the inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

The Africa Health Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 and 28 June 2017 For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa...

New malaria vaccine candidate to enter safety trials

A malaria vaccine candidate is to enter human safety trials following animal studies that showed it protects against all strains of the malaria parasite. UK scientists recently identified...

Journal supplement details progress in African medical education

Medical education in sub-Saharan Africa is being revitalized and expanded through a U.S.-funded effort that is dramatically increasing enrollment, broadening curricula, upgrading Internet access...

UN hails midwives’ contribution to maternal health around the world

Midwives can make the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women every year, the United Nations population agency affirmed today,...

GE Healthcare Partners Ridge Regional Hospital for better health in Ghana

Today, Greater Accra Ridge Regional Hospital houses the single largest installation of GE Healthcare equipment in Ghana GE (NYSE: GE) (GE.com), the world’s Digital Industrial...

UNAIDS: Sourcing African solutions will be critical to ending Africa’s ‘AIDS dependency crisis

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé called on African governments to take on a greater share of AIDS investments in their own countries and across...

Africa on the rise: Bill Gates on Health & Agriculture

Bill Gates writes in his third annual letter that he sees ‘Africa on the rise’. About agriculture, he says that: ‘When farmers increase their...

Switzerland steps up its commitment to the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

The Federal Council has approved a contribution of CHF 60 million for the 2014-2016 period for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and...

More Gauteng babies born HIV negative

Pretoria - More than 90 percent of babies born to HIV positive mothers in Gauteng public health facilities between April and June 2010 were...

Emissions cuts also offer quick health and crop benefits

Reducing methane and black carbon emissions could quickly tackle climate change while improving food security and people's health, especially in developing countries, a study reports. Clean cooking stoves are...

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