North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid...

Research needed to tackle neglected disease uncertainties

Progress towards tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) will need research to assess uncertainties in how close the scientific community has come to controlling or eradicating them,...

South Africa: Health monitors strike impact

Pretoria - The Health Department says it is monitoring the impact of strike action on health services as some 1.3 million government ...

Merck Foundation brings African and Asian Countries together to Contribute towards Building Healthcare Capacity...

Merck Foundation, a non-profit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, to conduct the Fourth edition of their annual ‘Merck Africa Asia Luminary’...

South Africa: Donate organs & tissue to save lives

Pretoria - The month of August is being used to remind South Africans that they can save lives by donating organs and tissue. This year...

Countries failing to report cholera outbreaks, says report

Cholera infections are ten times higher than the number of cases reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to new estimates of the...

Red Cross mobilizes teams to respond to Ebola outbreak in Guinea

With a confirmed outbreak of the highly contagious Ebola virus in Guinea, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has...

South Africa: HIV testing in schools will be professional, responsible

Pretoria - Cabinet has assured parents that care will be taken to ensure that the voluntary HIV testing in schools campaign will be done...

SOUTH SUDAN: Building a blood bank

A small fridge in the corner of Juba Teaching Hospital’s laboratory is the only blood bank in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation with...

US Donates $1 Million to Nuclear Agency to Combat Ebola: State Department

US State Department announced that US contributed $1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency to use nuclear science to help combat the Ebola...

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