Malaria experts join forces with Novartis to empower local communities to tackle malaria in...

Today, more than 35 countries from across Africa are represented at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop •    The Novartis Malaria...

Nigeria: Donors allot $31m to eliminate river blindness

International donors recently gathered in Abuja and committed US$31 million to support the World Health Organisation (WHO)/Africa Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)’s efforts to...

Chinese ‘container hospitals’ ready to deploy in Africa

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net Africa's first 'container hospital', developed by Chinese scientists, could be ready for use by the end of the month (June), following...

Keeping Egypt Polio-Free

“This year marks the 10th anniversary since Egypt was declared free of polio,” said Dr. Anne Patterson, Deputy Mission Director for USAID in Egypt,...

Millions protected in Africa’s largest-ever emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign

A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million...

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...

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...

IOM Welcomes Action to Eliminate Malaria in Endemic Zones of Southern Africa

IOM has welcomed the decision of Ministers of Health from Malaria-Endemic Countries in Southern Africa this week to adopt the Victoria Falls Declaration, in...

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