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...

The Second WHO Africa Health Forum

Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa : The Africa We Want to See The Government of Cabo Verde and the World Health...

Study notes strategies to lower HIV risk for sex workers

Female sex workers in low- and middle-income countries are nearly 14 times more likely to become infected with HIV than other women in these...

DRC: Millions of children immunized against polio

KINSHASA, 26 October 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of vaccination teams have traversed the vast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on foot, by motorbike, boat...

ALIN receives $1m Gates Foundation “Access to Learning” Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented its 2011 Access to Learning Award of $1 million to the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which...

GSK announces new strategic investments in Africa to increase access to medicines, build capacity...

Creates world’s first R&D Open Lab to increase understanding of non-communicable diseases and support development of new medicines for Africa -          Creates world’s first R&D...

NIGER: Child mortality slashed

Niger has nearly halved the death rate of children below five years old since 1998, a significant drop highlighting the benefits of free universal...

ECOWAS council to meet in Abidijan on allocation of statutory positions

The ECOWAS Council of Ministers will meet in Abidjan from 18th May 2012 on the allocation of nine statutory positions in the ECOWAS Commission...

Western Union Launches Million-Dollar Global Challenge to Fight Ebola

Western Union Foundation Grants to Support International Medical Corps, Save the Children. The Western Union Company and The Western Union Foundation today launched a million-dollar...

Mandela Children’s Hospital a symbol of love

By  Nthambeleni Gabara - SciDev.Net The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital initiative is a symbol of who former President Nelson Mandela is and his love for...

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