Africa Health

(L-R) Lateef Aderemi Ibirogba, Lagos' State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, sits with Dr. Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health, during a news conference on the death of an Ebola victim in Lagos, July 25, 2014.

Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike

Strike leaves hospitals unprepared to treat or contain disease if it begins to spread More

Cholera in Cameroon

Cholera Kills Over 200 in Northern Cameroon

Government, aid agencies say some of affected persons are refugees fleeing Nigerian militant group Boko Haram More

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia.

Multimedia Liberian Doctor Dies of Ebola

Liberian Health Ministry says Dr. Samuel Brisbane died Saturday at Ebola treatment center on outskirts of Monrovia More

FILE - Liu Haocheng, five years old, receives Hepatitis A vaccine at the People's Hospital of Sixian county, China's Anhui province.

World Hepatitis Day Highlights Global Scourge, Hopes for Treatment

Advocates are optimistic that drugs - which can cure viral disease - will become available to those who need them the most More

Medical staff take a blood sample from a suspected Ebola patient at the government hospital in Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014. Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February.

In Nigeria, Liberian Tests Positive for Ebola

Nigeria is now fourth West African country to confirm presence of dreaded ebola virus More


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