Africa Health

A displaced Somali woman carries a child and her belongings after fleeing famine in the Marka Lower Shebbele regions, as she arrives at a temporary dwelling in the capital Mogadishu.

UN: Hunger Rises in Somalia as Floods Loom

After poor cereal harvest, number of Somalis living in food crisis spikes to 855,000 people, two-thirds of whom are internally displaced More

Map of Togo, Africa

Quality Control Improves TB Rates

Study conducted in Lacs Health District in southern part of the country More

FILE - A displaced South Sudanese child receives an oral cholera vaccine in a camp for internally displaced people in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan compound in Tomping, Juba, Feb. 2014.

Single Cholera Vaccine Dose May Slow Cholera Epidemics

WHO stockpiling 2 million doses of recently licensed oral cholera vaccine; if study is right, strategy would make short supply of new vaccine go further More

Dr. Lauri Romanzi, Project Director for Fistula Care Plus project of EngenderHealth, Inc.

UN Report Links Progress with Efforts to End Fistula

Dr. Lauri Romanzi: obstructed labor often kills women More

 In this May 14, 2015 file photo, a 13-year-old girl holds her one-month-old baby at a shelter for troubled children in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. The girl said she was raped by her stepfather from the time she was 10 and became pregnant when she was 12.

Study Reveals Costs of Unsafe Abortions

22,000 deaths annually reported, seven million need medical treatment More

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Elective C-section Gaining Popularity Among Kenyan Elites

Cesarean section delivery is becoming more common within Kenya's urban population, especially among well-to-do

Nigerian Program Targets Malnutrition Epidemic

Data released this week shows that program run by government and UN Children's Fund is saving children's lives by getting them to eat more nutritious food

Video Senegal Still Vigilant Against Ebola

Country recorded just one case, but doctors say some people are now wrongly behaving as if the problem is gone for good

Video Kenya's Catholic Bishops Call for Polio Vaccine Boycott

Catholic bishops questioned the safety of the vaccines, saying it has not been thoroughly tested; The bishops also said the vaccines were birth control in disguise

Africa Marks Polio-free Year

Continent marks full year since last recorded case of polio, a key step in future eradication of the disease

CDC Director Visits Sierra Leone to Assess Ebola Fight

Top US health official cites unsafe burials, private home care for Ebola victims as main reasons for ongoing cases